Brian Miller and Eric Anderson discuss Jeremy England’s origin-of-life ideas and the RNA World hypothesis.
Physicist Eric Hedin talks about the challenge the second law of thermodynamics poses for naturalistic scenarios for the origin of the first living organism.
No one — not even the most elite of origin-of-life scientists — has a clue how life could have arisen through blind natural forces on the early Earth.
Such an event would have involved a breathtaking increase in new information, and physics tells us clearly that mindless nature only degrades information.
Dr. Miller explores more problems facing the idea that life began as strings of RNA.