In our second part of the “Scientific Weaknesses of Evolution” discussion, we’re going to talk about this one
The high probability of breakdown by hydrolysis of amino acid chains if they were to form in the first place.
Hydrolysis is the process of breaking chemical bonds by water. This does occur to proteins, but generally only in the presence of an enzyme (which is another protein).
This claim suggests that proteins on the early Earth would be broken down by merely being in water before they could do anything useful.
So, let’s take a comment from a chemistry text on the subject
However, few organic compounds react readily with water…
However, under normal conditions, only a few reactions between water and organic compounds occur. Generally, strong acids or bases must be added in order to achieve hydrolysis where water has no effect. The acid or base is considered a catalyst . They are meant to speed up the reaction, but are recovered at the end of it.
…most organic compounds do not react with water under normal conditions…
Ribozyme-catalyzed transcription of an active ribozyme in which we see that the formation of ribozyme that can be used to create another ribozyme. In fact, using evolutionary principles, the authors created a general ribozyme. In fact, the end result of evolution was an RNA polymerase, an enzyme that could take any template strand and copy it.
Generation of Long RNA Chains in Water in which we see long chain (100 nucleotides) RNAs forming in nothing more than warm water.
So basically, even if the claim in the creationist website is true (it’s not), it doesn’t matter because it’s not a big deal.