The Mystery of Life’s Origin (book)

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Abstract variation on the theme of life originated in water 3.8 billion years ago
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Evidence of Intelligent Design in the Origin of Life

Origin-of-life researchers want to explain the origin of the first and presumably simplest — or, at least, minimally complex — living cell. As a result, developments in fields that explicate the nature of unicellular life have historically defined the questions that origin-of-life scenarios must answer. Read More ›
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Stanley Miller of Miller-Urey fame, by NASA via Wikimedia Commons.

We’re Still Clueless about the Origin of Life

Organisms have well-defined molecular assemblies, redox potentials across membranes, and metabolic pathways — all operating in exquisite states that we call “life.”  Chemistry, by contrast, is utterly indifferent to whether anything is alive or not. Without a biologically derived entity acting upon them, molecules have never been shown to “evolve” toward life. Never. While organisms exploit chemistry for their own Read More ›

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Walter Bradley at Dallas launch of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Walter Bradley: Tell people about AI, Not Sci-Fi

Walter Bradley’s struggle to bring reality to “sci-fi” origin of life research is the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence’s inspiration. Baylor University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering Walter Bradley recalled for the audience at the Dallas launch, November 4, 2018, his own experiences with helping people grapple with fundamental issues of understanding ourselves in the light of science. Read More ›

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Review of The Mystery of Life’s Origin

A seminal work for the theory of intelligent design, this book provides a scientific critique of the prevailing paradigmatic theories of chemical evolution. The authors include Discovery fellows Charles Thaxton and Walter Bradley, and they conclude that the prebiotic soup from which the first cell supposedly arose is a myth. The Miller-Urey experiments employed an unrealistic gas mixture, and there Read More ›