Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Why Darwinism remains hopelessly bound to Spontaneous Generation:

Answer: The Miller-Urey experiment.

This was on the recent SAT 2 exam and is thus considered vital knowledge by the Darwinian community. The Miller-Urey experiment showed that by putting a spark through certain gas mixtures, amino acids would form. Amino acids are, however, the building blocks of proteins and cells have lots of proteins. Therefore, it is implied and taught in biology classes across America, life could have occurred.

The problem here is that the gap between amino acids and a simple, standalone life form that can maintain its structure, feed off of the environment, and reproduce itself sufficiently repeatably to begin an evolutionary process is comparable to the gap between silicon crystals on the beach and a computer complete with microsoft windows. Amino acids can float around in a mixture, but like silicon crystals, they don't combine to form structures automatically. Also, proteins formed from amino acids aren't sufficient to form life by themselves either. They need something more, like DNA and RNA. Similarly computers need something more than silicon crystals.

The Miller-Urey experiment is only significant to an ideology that still believes in spontaneous generation. 100% pure spontaneous generation.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't even know what spointaneous generation is...

Amazing...

Kruger-Dunning data point!

Looney said...

You have some familiarity with the science?

Anonymous said...

Yes. Don't you? If you don't, why on earth are you writing about it? How much chemistry did you study? Must be a lot, since you declare that biologists would be intimidated by the chemistry in that molecular biology book you mentioned before...

Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

This was on the recent SAT 2 exam and is thus considered vital knowledge by the Darwinian community

Just to make sure I'm clear here. If an experiment simulating hypothetical conditions is mentioned on the SAT II exam (mind you he doesn't go into how it is on the exam and that is the most important part) this automatically makes it "vital knowledge" by the "Darwinian" (theres that term again, what does it mean?) community.

Also he once again is conflating the origin of life with evolution when making the false analogy of silicon to computer is the same as amino acids to life form.

Anonymous said...

Also he once again is conflating the origin of life with evolution when making the false analogy of silicon to computer is the same as amino acids to life form.


Indeed - this is, as I'm sure you know, a common tactic in anti-evolutionists. It demonstrates quite clearly either their ignorance of the issue or their willingness to misrepresent it for rhetorical purposes.

Looney said...

Y'all have yet to even begin to explain why someone who didn't believe in Spontaneous Generation would begin to care about the Miller-Urey experiment.