Without intelligent design, how the “the last universal common ancestor of all living organisms” arose remains frustratingly elusive to theorists.
This from Nature Reviews Chemistry caught our eye – an unexpectedly candid admission of how far origin-of-life research is from shedding real light on its subject.
We have no trouble rattling off any number of “conditions” that are relevant to the process of boiling alphabet soup.
A common attempt to overcome the need for information in the first cell is to equate information to a reduction in entropy.
This is a subject on which materialists are largely silent, and with good reason.
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.
In an article here yesterday, I described the thermodynamic challenges to any purely materialistic theory for the origin of life.
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.
Dr. Nelson will ask why a bacterial cell subjected to sterilizing sonication — or death by sound — will never come back to life. Ever.
On a trip to Northeast campuses, I had the privilege of speaking to students about the evidence for design in nature.