Rob Stadler notes that the simplest existing single-celled organisms are far too sophisticated to have emerged through a blind process of prebiotic evolution.
Any progress toward life would be lost if a fully functional cell did not emerge within a reasonably short period of time.
Perhaps scientists fear that acceptance of this conclusion would open the door to the possibility (or the necessity) of a supernatural origin of life.
Materialist attempts to model the construction of hierarchical organization from the bottom up collapse into a heap of unanswered questions.
This week Behe’s Edge of Evolution received a glowing review in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Cameron Wybrow, who writes: Behe’s new book, The Edge of Evolution, provides some hard numbers, coupled with an ingenious argument. The key to determining the exact powers of Darwinian evolution, says Behe, lies with fast-reproducing microbes. Some, such as malaria, HIV, and E. coli, reproduce so quickly that within a few decades, or at most a few millennia, they generate as many mutations as a larger, slower-breeding animal would in millions of years. By observing how far these creatures have evolved in recent times, we can estimate the creative limits of random mutation. It’s worth noting that, unlike certain critics who used their reviews to Read More ›