Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity

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It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited. Source
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High Energy: Long Story Short Addresses “Energy Harnessing” and Life’s Origin

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Everyone knows that maintaining life requires energy, but most do not appreciate the intricate steps required to harness it. Source
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Frankenstein and His Offspring

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"Abiogenesis" seems to draw its strength from pseudo-scientific folk-beliefs that life could somehow be made to emerge from non-life. Source
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Purifying Bad Results: How Origin-of-Life Researchers Cheat via “Relay Synthesis”

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This is not a question of scale — even if the “chemist’s flask” were the entire Earth. Source
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Stephen Meyer: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and the God Hypothesis

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Mainstream scientists have been speculating about other-than-earthly intelligence for decades. Source
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Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour

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No one — not even the most elite of origin-of-life scientists — has a clue how life could have arisen through blind natural forces on the early Earth. Source
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