Intelligent Design Origin Of Life

Origin of life: Could biopolymers just sort of happen by accident?

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We’re often told that origin of life experiments have simulated the production of life’s building blocks under conditions that mimicked the early earth. Or at least that’s what many textbooks say. But is this really true? This video deals with one particular challenge to evolving life from chemicals: forming biopolymers under natural conditions. Watch this video to appreciate how origin of life experiments don’t come anywhere close to accounting for the vast complexity of biology. This is the second of several episodes about the origin of life presented as part of the Long Story Short series.

James Tour had a hand in this, didn’t he?

Here’s the earlier long Story Short on origin of life:

We’re often told that origin of life experiments have simulated the production of life’s building blocks under conditions that mimicked the early earth. Or at least that’s what many textbooks say. But is this really true? This video shows how origin of life researchers “cheat” by using purified chemicals that don’t reproduce actual natural conditions. Another dirty little secret is that prebiotic synthesis experiments often don’t report the bulk of the product: toxic garbage that destroys the building blocks’ ability to form more complex molecules. Watch this video to appreciate how origin of life experiments don’t come anywhere close to accounting for the vast complexity of biology. This is the first of several episodes about the origin of life presented as part of the Long Story Short series.

Hat tip: Philip Cunningham

4 Replies to “Origin of life: Could biopolymers just sort of happen by accident?

  1. 1
    Seversky says:

    As far as I’m aware, nobody has claimed that OoL comes close “to accounting for the vast complexity of biology”

    Of course, if the Intelligent Designer allegedly responsible were to step forward and explain exactly how he/she/it/they did it, that would be immensely helpful.

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    EvilSnack says:

    As far as I’m aware, nobody has claimed that OoL comes close “to accounting for the vast complexity of biology”

    This site would not exist if this were true. The a priori assumption that there is no God leads to the conviction that abiogensis must have happened somehow, and so the flimsiest evidence is regarded as an incontrovertible QED. Researchers’ papers are filled with “could have” and “would have”, but these statements in the subjunctive mood are awarded the force of claims made in the indicative. Darwinists of every stripe persist in speaking as if OoL is a proven fact with only minor details left to be discovered.

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    bornagain77 says:

    Long Story Short — A Strikingly Unnatural Property of Biopolymers
    Rob Stadler December 1, 2021
    Excerpt: The essential presence of long, homochiral, homolinked biopolymers in a water solution, for all known life forms, is astoundingly unnatural. It has been seventy years since the Miller-Urey experiment produced amino acids. At that time, we didn’t even know the structure of DNA. Since then, we have learned a great deal about the extremely unnatural properties of biopolymers, which explains why almost no discernable progress has been made toward producing biopolymers via prebiotic processes in laboratories.
    https://evolutionnews.org/2021/12/long-story-short-a-strikingly-unnatural-property-of-biopolymers/

  4. 4
    Belfast says:

    @Seversky @ 1.
    Your unawareness seems to be indistinguishable from wilfull blindness.
    You are saying you were really ‘unaware’ that every school and university textbook teaches that life started following accidental compounding of chemicals and that the ‘vast complexity of biology’ was then achieved by Darwinian evolution?
    What then was Darwin thinking when he wrote, “I believe that ALL animals and plants have descended from at most only four or five progenitors and plants from an equal or lesser number. Analogy would lead me one step further namely to the belief that ALL animals have descended from some one prototype.” [caps not in original]
    And again,
    ‘… from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved”
    If you were truly ‘unaware’, then your admission of ignorance of the fundamentals of evolution is understandable.

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