reply to post by kellynap43
Yay, more old creationist stock arguments and quotes! It's been a while since I've heard these. (clearly sarcasm here)
Originally posted by kellynap43
"The leading mathematicians in the century met with some evolutionary biologists and confronted them with the fact that according to mathematical
statistics, the probabilities of a cell or a protein molecule coming into existence were nil. They even constructed a model of a large computer and
tried to figure out the possibilities of a cell ever happening. The result was zero possibility! - Wistar Institute"
Really? We've seen all the building blocks of life arise on their own...so...I guess all that research into abiogenesis happened after this quote was
Professor Edwin Conklin observed, "The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the Unabridged Dictionary
resulting from an explosion in a printing shop."[
Well, Conklin was wrong. Mainly because nobody is saying it was an accident and because it's a false analogy. It's more a necessary consequence of
chemistry than an accident.
"However, scientists don't really know how life came to be. Even Stanley Miller, whose experiments are cited in most biology text books, says that
the origin of life is still unknown. The idea that dead material can come to life all by itself is not consistent with scientific observation."
You're right. That's why 'dead' material isn't used, non-living is a completely different thing. And the experiments didn't end with Miller. It's
progressed so much further since him. Please, keep up with the times.
Cambrian Explosion: The topic you guys like to not talk about
Actually, we don't mind talking about it. We just hate having to correct creationists who misrepresent it.
Hell, if you'd bothered to go to that old dusty "Index to Creationist Claims" thread that's sticky'd at the top of this forum you'd have found a
massive response to that by following the talkorigins links.
I mean, this is an old one. It's been debunked way too many times to bother with
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