Top Ten Cheats in “Monumental” Origin of Life Research

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Brand new research from the Salk Institute has just been published relating to the origin of self-replicating RNA — a lynchpin in the RNA-world hypothesis. Source
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Physics and Chemistry Could Not Give Rise to Biology

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The laws of nature provide stable conditions and physical boundaries within which biological outcomes are possible. Source
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The Design of the Seminal Fluid and Sperm Capacitation

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There is no cause in the universe that is known to have such a capacity of foresight other than intelligent design. Source
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James Tour Focused on Science, Dave Farina on Character Assassination: So, Who Wins?

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Professor Dave’s attacks undercut his credibility as a spokesman for his own view. If he had the truth on his side, there’s no reason he would behave this way. Source
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Molecular Infertility: New Long Story Short on RNA Replication and Life’s Origin

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You might think that such severe impediments to prebiotic RNA formation would be enough to discourage fanciful proposals of RNA replication. Source
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#3 Story of 2022: Did Researchers Explain the Origin of Life?

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The research paper avers, “These results support the capability of molecular replicators to spontaneously develop complexity through Darwinian evolution.” Source
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Still Unexplained: The First Living Cell

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In recent years, MIT physicist Jeremy England has gained media attention for proposing a thermodynamic energy-dissipation model of the origin of life. Source
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Copper Reveals Its Role in Exploding Plants — and in the Miracle of Man

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The exploding pods of the popping cress send the plant’s seeds flying in all directions, as far as a meter from the parent. Source
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