Ingredients for the Origin of Life: Meteor Rocks, Acid, Heat, Cold, Time, and Tortured Minds.
Is there no end to the madness? Some new attempt at producing an inorganic energy source by which life had a jump-start in the make-believe prebiotic soup of earth is amazingly newsworthy[i]. Jargon like “may have solved a key puzzle” and “suggests this could be the missing link between geology and biology” and “rechargeable chemical […]Read the rest
A Golden Ring in a Pig’s Snout: The Triumph of an Idea!
This is the third part of a review on the book, “Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea”. The first part of the review is found under the section of book reviews on this website. The second post is entitled “Bait and Switch Tactics.” In his book, the scientific journalist Carl Zimmer recounts the classic stories […]Read the rest
The Bait and Switch Tactics of Evolution – Triumph of an Idea!
Continuing a critical reading of the book “Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea” by Carl Zimmer the science journalist, we find that in explaining what evolution is and how it works he uses the same bait and switch tactics that most evolutionary biologists use to try to prove that Darwinian evolution is true. This tactic […]Read the rest
Origin of Life: Outer Space?
Preface: A recent publication in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Aug 11.) entitled; “Carbonaceous meteorites contain a wide range of extraterrestrial nucleobases”, has set off a firestorm of excitement among origin of life researchers and scientists looking to evolution for answers as […]Read the rest
DNA: Evidence for the Master’s Blueprint – Part 1
In this article, a history of the science leading up to the discovery of the DNA molecule and its encoded message for building life forms is considered. The history leading up to these many discoveries is amazing in many respects. The synergy of scientific procedures and improvements in technology through time must be credited for the advancements […]Read the rest
Evolution: The Idea has so Far Triumphed Regardless of the Facts
I’m reading a grand little book entitled, “Evolution: the triumph of an idea,” by Carl Zimmer (2001). Before his death in 2002, Stephen Gould wrote the introduction to the book. As much as I am overwhelmed by the exuberance of his tenacious verbosity, his introduction forewarns the reader of the bait and switch tactics and […]Read the rest
If I only had a brain! Sea anemones claimed as a brainless ancestor!
An article on recent genetic studies of the simple sea anemone, in this case Nematostella vectensis, show that the genes involved in the development of the human head (and other animals with heads) are present in this creature even though it has no head. These genes help produce one end of the animal which was […]Read the rest
The Complexity of Life: Evolution or Design? Part 6
Biological evolution is supported by myths. The acceptance of evolution as fact is based on faith and some fantasy and cannot explain the essential requirements of what it proposes: the origin of life, the organization of life, and the complexity of life. The story, which continues to evolve, is that bacteria gave rise to protozoa, […]Read the rest
Life is Complex and Beautiful
Biological evolution is supported by unproven and unprovable assumptions. The acceptance of evolution as fact is based on faith and some fantasy and cannot explain the essential requirements of what it proposes: the origin of life, the organization of life, and the complexity of life. Evolution does not explain anything though many stories have been contrived […]Read the rest
How Evolution Works!
I have begun to expand my reading on the subjects of evolution and design and to re-read the classic arguments, and philosophical positions developed for the two worldviews; that is evolution and God as creative forces. To my collection I have added the book Evolution from Molecules to Men  edited by D.D. Bendall of […]Read the rest