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Origin of Life: Stanley Miller’s Forgotten Experiments, Analyzed

cyanamideVia ScienceDaily:

Stanley Miller, the chemist whose landmark experiment published in 1953 showed how some of the molecules of life could have formed on a young Earth, left behind boxes of experimental samples that he never analyzed. The first-ever analysis of some of Miller’s old samples has revealed another way that important molecules could have formed on early Earth.

The study discovered a path from simple to complex compounds amid Earth’s prebiotic soup. More than 4 billion years ago, amino acids could have been attached together, forming peptides. These peptides ultimately may have led to the proteins and enzymes necessary for life’s biochemistry, as we know it.

In the new study, scientists analyzed samples from an experiment Miller performed in 1958. To the reaction flask, Miller added a chemical that at the time wasn’t widely thought to have been available on early Earth. The reaction had successfully formed peptides, the new study found.

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Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham Challenges Pat Robertson to Debate

creationism-4See, Bill Nye? This is what happens when you feed these trolls. At least they’re turning on each other. I wonder what Ham thinks of Robertson’s statements that Katrina destroyed New Orleans because of gays? That “science”, too?

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham is once again furious that Pat Robertson has mocked proponents of Young Earth Creationism, and now wants to appear on the “700 Club” to debate the televangelist.

Ham, who recently held a debate with Bill Nye, said in a blog post today that he is willing to debate Robertson either on the “700 Club” or at Regent University, the school founded by Robertson.

I wonder if Pat Robertson would be prepared to discuss these issues with me or one of our AiG scientists on the 700 Club? Or maybe in some sort of debate format at Regent University? We are certainly willing to do that—maybe all of you reading this could challenge CBN/Regent University to allow such a discussion, debate, or forum to occur publicly.

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Even Pat Robertson Thinks Young Earth Creationism is Bullshit

Pic: Paparazzo Presents (CC)

Pic: Paparazzo Presents (CC)

When the guy who thinks God nailed New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina because he was angry about abortion believes your brand of Christian fundamentalism is full of it, then you might have a problem.

Via Christian Science Monitor:

A day after “Science Guy” Bill Nye and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham faced off in a discussion about life’s origins – a debate pitting evolutionary science against the belief that God created the earth and all its creatures in six days – the televangelist and political provocateur Pat Robertson called the literalist view of six-day creation “nonsense.”

TV’s ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye and Ken Ham of the Creation Museum debated the origins of the universe. The debate at the Creation Museum in Kentucky included astrophysics, evolution and the Biblical story of creation.

“There ain’t no way that’s possible,” Mr. Robertson said Wednesday on his show, “The 700 Club,” taking issue with the “young earth” version of creationism, which holds that the universe is about 6,000 to 10,000 years old.
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