Great Expectations: Origins in Science Education

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How ironic then that a majority of college-educated adults have been led so far astray in their understanding of the sobering realities of abiogenesis research. Source
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Algorithmic Specified Complexity: Measuring Mount Rushmore

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A non-humanoid gelatinous alien might assign no meaning to the faces on Mount Rushmore if the alien had never seen a humanoid. Source
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#3 Story of 2020: On the Origin of Life, My Response to Jeremy England

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Clearly, the questions he and I have discussed are not only of scientific or academic interest, but instead go to the root of life’s meaning and purpose. Source
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Missing the Point: Codes Are Not Products of Physics

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Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes. Source
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Morphogenesis: Coding for Shape

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How do you get a 3-D shape from a linear code? That is the puzzle of morphogenesis. Source
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