From the intro: “Miller and Anderson boil it all down and argue that Tour is right and Farina wrong on multiple levels.”
In this podcast, Dr. James Tour and Dr. Brian Miller discuss science and faith, including a presentation by Dr. Miller, showing his extensive expertise in the application of thermodynamics and information theory to the problem of the origin of life.
Fine-tuning of the universe is one of those concepts that can pass every possible evidence test and still be rejected because it is just not supposed to be true. No matter how foolish the arguments against it are, they will always appear preferable. If the situation results in confusion, well, confusion is clarity.
A genuine discussion between Helen Hansma and Brian Miller in the Letters Section about whether mica sheets made a difference. A refuge for serious dialogue. No pussyhats. No political endorsements.
It’s not that the public has become smarter but the discussion has gone on for so long that Darwinians can’t get away with just sneering. And their hats don’t have many rabbits left either.
Miller: One of the central requirements of design arguments is to evaluate the probability of patterns emerging through undirected processes.
Origin of life is more fun when it is a genuine discussion rather than a speculation based on a chance finding.
If we create a great deal of fuzz around the questions, we can certainly smother any growing realization that intelligence underlies life.
It would be fun to discuss the history of life for once without the dead hand of Darwin overruling all. From the looks of things, it may also be possible now.