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Origin Stories – RNA, DNA and a Dose of Imagination

Thanks to News for plugging our new book here: https://uncommondesc.wpengine.com/evolution/excerpt-from-new-id-book-evolution-and-intelligent-design-in-a-nutshell/ Couple of follow-up items worth checking out, for those interested in the origin of life. How much progress are we really making in abiogenesis research? From Evolution News: Origin Stories — RNA, DNA, and a Dose of Imagination From ID the Future podcast: https://www.discovery.org/multimedia/audio/2020/06/new-id-book-puts-self-replicating-molecules-under-the-microscope/ (Apologies for the audio quality in the latter; I think the second episode, hopefully coming out next week, will be slightly better.)

You: a trillion tiny random machines

In “How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines,” a review of two books, Australian palaeontologist Tim Flannery encapsulates the problem facing origin of life studies. Assessing Paul Falkowski’s Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable, he notes, Today, driven by ongoing technological innovations, the exploration of the “nanoverse,” as the realm of the minuscule is often termed, continues to gather pace. One of the field’s greatest pioneers is Paul Falkowski, a biological oceanographer who has spent much of his scientific career working at the intersection of physics, chemistry, and biology. His book Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable focuses on one of the most astonishing discoveries of the twentieth century—that our cells are comprised of a series of Read More ›