Fire and water — could there be a more iconic dual symbol of the way our world, or its designer, saw us coming and carefully prepared the way?
“The origin of life is among the greatest open problems in science.”
Thanks to a unique cluster of properties, water is able to fulfill many roles essential to our living planet.
The authors argue that RNA molecules appeared in warm little ponds more than 4.17 billion years ago, transported by “meteorites and interplanetary dust particles.”
The Department of Health and Human Services has published a draft strategic plan for 2018-2022.
The subject of Michael Denton’s new book — water — is ubiquitous, as indeed for living creatures it must be.
He shows how water’s properties are interrelated for the apparent purpose of allowing complex life to exist on our planet.
“Warm little ponds,” in Darwin’s quaint expression, are actually very hostile environments for generating nucleotides.
Finely tuned and exquisitely engineered, this system gave our ancestors enough oxygen not only to stay alive but to thrive in the face of a hostile environment.
Cardio-pulmonary arrest offers a window on the human body’s intelligent design.