posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 10:55 AM
Over and over and over people who believe in evolution keep saying they are completely separate topics of biology, this has developed in more recent
years simply because it is an easier position to defend. However the two are intricately bound, without that first single cell prokaryotes, evolution
is not possible, and evolutionists, sidestep that entire discussion by saying well it's a different field of biology, this is weak, very weak, and
intellectual honesty must acknowledge that. To disregard the Abiogenesis as part of the foundation of evolution sidesteps and conveniently avoids a
major issue that confronts a person that life came from nothing. It's just too easy. It's really intellectually dishonest.
In natural science, abiogenesis is the study of how life arises from inorganic matter through natural processes, and the method by which life on Earth
arose. Most amino acids, often called "the building blocks of life", can form via natural chemical reactions unrelated to life, as demonstrated in the
Miller–Urey experiment and similar experiments that involved simulating some of the conditions of the early Earth in a laboratory. In all living
things, these amino acids are organized into proteins, and the construction of these proteins is mediated by nucleic acids, that are themselves
synthesized through biochemical pathways catalysed by proteins. Which of these organic molecules first arose and how they formed the first life is the
focus of abiogenesis. In any theory of abiogenesis, two aspects of life have to be accounted for: replication and metabolism. The question of which
came first gave rise to different types of theories. In the beginning, metabolism-first theories (Oparin coacervate) were proposed, and only later
thinking gave rise to the modern, replication-first approach. In modern, still somewhat limited understanding, the first living things on Earth are
thought to be single cell prokaryotes (which lack a cell nucleus), perhaps evolved from protobionts (organic molecules surrounded by a membrane-like
The basic challenges to what is quoted above are so numerous that you could write full books on every one of them and you would have an encyclopedia
of them. However I will not bore you with all that.
Here is the point, even if you do get past all that which is said to be a different issue of discussion and topic it's like you have moved only a
millimeter forward in the advancement of the entire discussion because you are only at a single cell prokaryote.
The prokaryotes are a group of organisms that lack a cell nucleus, or any other membrane-bound organelles. They differ from the eukaryotes, which have
a cell nucleus. Most are unicellular, but a few prokaryotes such as myxobacteria have multicellular stages in their life cycles.
Now it needs to evolve into eukaryotes
A eukaryote is an organism whose cells contain complex structures enclosed within membranes. The defining membrane-bound structure that sets
eukaryotic cells apart from prokaryotic cells is the nucleus, or nuclear envelope, within which the genetic material is carried. Most eukaryotic cells
also contain other membrane-bound organelles such as mitochondria, chloroplasts and the Golgi apparatus.
A distinction between prokaryotes and eukaryotes is that eukaryotes do have "true" nuclei containing their DNA, whereas the genetic material in
prokaryotes is not membrane-bound. Eukaryotic organisms may be unicellular, as in amoebae, or multicellular, as in plants and animals. The
difference between the structure of prokaryotes and eukaryotes is so great that it is sometimes considered to be the most important distinction among
groups of organisms.
has explained in great detail that even if you do pass the enormous gap of
unknown abiogenesis you are still only at prokaryotes, as we still have today, and the gigantic challenges that presents. Again to the uneducated the
discussion has moved forward significantly, to those of us that have studied this we know it's moved only a tiny
fraction. That is why it is a false Dichotomy.
So even those that will dispute and argue that Abiogenesis is not part of evolution, are still by their own definition of evolution, left with the
nearly infinite gap between prokaryotes and humans.
edit on 26-1-2011 by Blue_Jay33 because: (no reason given)
edit on 1/26/2011 by 12m8keall2c because: added REQUIRED source