According to a bedtime story popular with materialists, unguided forces alone can explain the coming into existence of the very first cell.
This brand of scientific ideology requires a “God of the gaps” — Eugene Koonin’s “present model” — to explain away mysteries like the origin of life.
Croft ultimately had the worse of the argument on substance, as I intend to show over several forthcoming posts.
Brian Miller discusses the Levinthal paradox of the interactome, the long odds of blind processes assembling the first cell, and the challenge of cell death.
Brian Miller and Eric Anderson discuss Jeremy England’s origin-of-life ideas and the RNA World hypothesis.