A common attempt to overcome the need for information in the first cell is to equate information to a reduction in entropy.
In an article here yesterday, I described the thermodynamic challenges to any purely materialistic theory for the origin of life.
There’s a famous scene in an Indiana Jones movie where the hero barely makes it under a closing gate descending on him in an underground tunnel.
At the national book launch for Zombie Science, Jonathan Wells and John West faced some great questions.
Does anything in nature achieve perfection? Yes, say Japanese researchers looking at an amazing molecular machine in a “primitive” life form.
A friend asks if this phenomenon is an example of Lamarckism.
New proteins had to come from somewhere. Susumu Ohno had an idea.
The idea that DNA should be full of evolutionary detritus has come under withering fire from a range of scientific research.
Yesterday, I described how some biologists claim that the enzyme nylonase demonstrates that it is easy to get new functional proteins.
Maybe he believes his goal of persuading non-scientists doesn’t call for the facts to be handled with the care his scientific colleagues expect.