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Helen Hansma: Round Two on the Origin of Life

Photo: Mica, by Pascal Terjan from London, United Kingdom / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0).

My latest exchange in the journal Inference on the origin of life was just published. Please find it here. My interlocutor is Helen Hansma, Research Biophysicist Emeritus, Department of Physics at U.C. Santa Barbara. She pioneered the mica-sheet origin-of-life model. Her response is very respectful, and she actual engages my arguments. I feel a little guilty entering into such thoughtful exchanges given how most scientists in the ID movement have been treated. More on this to come later. For Round One, see, “On the Origin of Life, Here Is My Response to Jeremy England.”

Brian Miller

Research Coordinator, Center for Science and Culture
Dr. Brian Miller is Research Coordinator for the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute. He holds a B.S. in physics with a minor in engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in physics from Duke University. He speaks internationally on the topics of intelligent design and the impact of worldviews on society. He also has consulted on organizational development and strategic planning, and he is a technical consultant for Ideashares, a virtual incubator dedicated to bringing innovation to the marketplace.



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