Category Origins of Life

Darwin’s Doubt – Prologue Part IV

Meyer makes another mistake and gets corrected. Shoddy research by Meyer continues. At this point in the book, I think I’ve written 3 or 4 times as many words as Meyer and linked to quite a few more peer-reviewed papers. I hope that I will be able to refer back to these at some point… but we’re still in the prologue and he’s already got a lot of things fundamentally wrong.

Weaknesses of Evolution – Part 5 – Randomness and Information

Ah, this is a modern classic. Indeed, this is what the idea of intelligent design is based on. I could go for hours on this topic. I will try to restrict myself to only refutations of this creationist claim.

There is no known natural source of the information that is present in all life systems. Random processes are never known to produce information.

Weaknesses of Evolution – Part 4 – Oxygen

Oxygen can damage us though. It can react with many different types of molecules. It can damage things like amino acids, proteins, and the nucleic acids. Which brings us to the next claim by Texas creationists.

Photo dissociation of water vapor has been a source of oxygen since the Earth formed, and there is substantial geologic evidence that a significant amount of oxygen existed in the atmosphere prior to the advent of photosynthesis. Oxygen breaks down amino acids and sugars that are postulated to have formed!