This is a subject on which materialists are largely silent, and with good reason.
When disagreement leads to genuine dialogue, good things are bound to follow.
Faced with impossible odds, materialists struggle to find natural laws that can fold a protein correctly the way life does.
A fundamental hurdle facing all origin-of-life theories is the fact that the first cell must have had a free energy far greater than its chemical precursors.
To call him this is an irony, I realize, since the University of Houston evolutionary biologist and Junk DNA diehard is a flaming left-winger.
Scientists are taking baby steps toward imitating what cells do all the time.
There are 37 trillion cells in the human body, some 200 cell types, and 12,000+ specialized proteins. How does it all come together?
In an article here yesterday, I described the thermodynamic challenges to any purely materialistic theory for the origin of life.
Very often there is an uncanny sense of “design” to successful marriages. The natural way of things isn’t enough to explain them.
Popular articles on origin-of-life research often portray the field as constantly advancing and quickly converging on a purely materialistic explanation for the first cell.