On an alien planet, as astronaut discovers cars that conceive, gestate, and give birth to smaller cars.
Ian O’Neill discusses origin-of-life research, and bizarrely restricts the explanations to “fluke” or “physics.”
“[U]nder certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.” Oh, really, does it?
England’s research is focused on the wrong question. Origin-of-life theories are not helped by identifying processes that efficiently dissipate energy.
In redefining life to make its origin easier to explain, origin-of-life researchers are now increasingly emphasizing the ability of life to evolve.
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.