This experiment, like all previous ones, reinforces the view that life was the product of intelligent design.
In short, the sequences performed no new function, so no new information was created.
Eric Bapteste, a researcher at Sorbonne University, just co-authored a review discussing genetic change in the context of aging.
Any evolving system of RNAs would quickly include almost exclusively RNAs that performed no biologically useful actions.
Unlike philosophy journals — or high school newspapers — many science journals are unwilling to publish responses by people attacked in their pages.