#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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Evolution With and Without Multiple Simultaneous Changes

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Darwinism is committed to evolution happening gradually, one step at a time, by single mutational changes. Source
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Fact Check: Did University of Tokyo Researchers Explain the Origin of Life?

Darwinian evolution, enzymes, Evolution, Intelligent Design, investigators, molecular machinery, mutations, Nature Communications, Nobel Prize, nucleotides, origin of life, parasites, press release, Qb virus, replicase, replication, Ribosome, RNA, Ryo Mizuuchi, translational machinery, tRNA, University of Tokyo
The research paper avers, “These results support the capability of molecular replicators to spontaneously develop complexity through Darwinian evolution.” Source
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Application of ID: Leveraging Design Triangulation to Anticipate Biological Redundancy

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In previous posts, I’ve covered how neo-Darwinism can make biological redundancy more confusing than it should be. Source
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For Darwin Day, Topoisomerase Webinar With Biochemist Joe Deweese

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This webinar will premiere a new molecular machine animation on the topoisomerase enzyme. Source
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