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As Aaron David Goldmansummarized this month, the evolution of early life was a complicated affair. First of all there was the origin of life (OOL) events that produced the first living organism. Then there was a tremendous amount of evolutionary progress leading to the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) of today’s extant species. LUCA probably had DNA, an impermeable phospholipid membrane with much the same small army of proteins that attend to today’s cell membranes, the famed ATPase turbine-driven enzyme for ATP construction, protein synthesis machinery like today’s cells, the universal DNA code and DNA repair mechanisms. In short, LUCA was, as Goldman explains, a “sophisticated cellular organism that, if alive today, would probably be difficult to distinguish from other extant bacteria or archaea.”  Read more

Yes Don Johnson is quite clever. It is good that he is getting his main thoughts down. As to 'serendipity' of coincidences, I believe God uses such things to let us know he is looking over us. These weird 'coincidences' that seem to communicate a greater purpose for our lives can be quite dramatic sometimes: One of John Lennox´s Great Personal Stories Told to Harvard Students - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh0M0EG2jKY (GodWinks) SQuire Rushnell & daughter of Emmett Kelly 6/16/13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvdkCJgRzEk&list=UUhhpzDrOSynYa9xPfNtbrqw bornagain77
bornagain77- Guess what books I was just rereading- all by Don Johnson? Too funny you bringing him up now... Joe
OT: Don Johnson's (Programming of Life) team looks to have another mini documentary coming out: "Programming of Life 2: EARTH" - Official Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmYjP_llduM Here is their first video: Programming of Life - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00vBqYDBW5s bornagain77
Dr. Hunter, this comment of yours:
"Even when evolutionists are free to speculate and hypothesize with computer models or cartoon renditions, the problem still resists solution because it is too unlikely."
Reminds me of this comment:
Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness – Talbott – Fall 2011 Excerpt: In the case of evolution, I picture Dennett and Dawkins filling the blackboard with their vivid descriptions of living, highly regulated, coordinated, integrated, and intensely meaningful biological processes, and then inserting a small, mysterious gap in the middle, along with the words, “Here something random occurs.” This “something random” looks every bit as wishful as the appeal to a miracle. It is the central miracle in a gospel of meaninglessness, a “Randomness of the gaps,” demanding an extraordinarily blind faith. At the very least, we have a right to ask, “Can you be a little more explicit here?” http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/evolution-and-the-illusion-of-randomness
and also reminds me of this cartoon:
Atheist's logic 101 "If I can only create life here in the lab (or in my computer), it will prove that no intelligence was necessary to create life in the beginning" http://legacy-cdn-assets.answersingenesis.org/assets/images/articles/ee/v2/life-by-chance.jpg

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