As I mentioned previously, Don McLeroy showed up at Jerry Coyne’s discussion of the book Faith vs. Fact. He passed…
Tag Origins of Life
The origin of life on Earth is a fascinating topic. But to be truly informed, you really have to get…
Over at the so-called “Evolution News” site, Casey Luskin presents his Top Ten Problems with Chemical and Biological Evolution (h/t…
A brief discussion of two new papers. One adds significant support for the RNA World hypothesis and the other shows that even tiny changes to the genome can have massive effects on how the protein functions.
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.
NASA reported this morning that Curiosity had found an area that could have supported ancient microbes and the development of…
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!
In part 3 of this series, I’ll take two of the claims made by the Strength’s and Weaknesses website, as they really are the same thing. I’m not sure if the author thinks that they are two different things or what, but it is odd. Of course, while the science is not settled, it is far from the claims of the website.
No known way to achieve 100% left-handed amino acids in proteins or the 100% right-handed sugars in RNA and DNA – all of which are universal to life systems.
All natural processes are known to produce a 50-50% mixture of left-handed and right-handed molecules.
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.
What I thought I would do is take some of these ‘weaknesses of evolution’ and examine them. Hopefully providing a resource to show how these weaknesses aren’t really problems or they have been dealt with by current science.