Troubles with the Tree of Life

Acta Biotheoretica, Amadeo Estrada, DNA, Evolution, evolutionary theory, Intelligent Design, Last Universal Common Ancestor, Latin America, LUCA, molecular sequences, molecular studies, National Autonomous University of Mexico, origin of life, Philosophy of Science, reconstructions, Research, RNA, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn, Tree of Life, W. Ford Doolittle
Sixty years ago, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn listed what he described as the “symptoms” of a research field undergoing destabilizing change. Source
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Credulity Is the Soil for Darwin’s Tree

acetyl coenzyme-A, amino acids, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, anaerobic bacteria, Communications Biology, Darwin-skeptics, E. coli, enolase, enzymes, Evolution, Frontiers in Microbiology, FtsH, FtsY, glucogenesis, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase, Heinrich Heine University, Joana C. Xavier, last bacterial common ancestor, Last Universal Common Ancestor, LBCA, LUCA, miracles, naturalism, phosphoglycerate kinase, Powerball, pyruvate kinase, ribozymes, spores, sporulation, transfer RNA, triosephosphate isomerase, William Martin
The secret is to restrict one’s explanations for life to unguided natural events. Once that decision has been made, everything else flows deductively from it. Source
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Charles Marshall: Origin of Life Could Have Happened “Millions of Times”

alkaline vent, Australia, Charles Marshall, chemical determinism, codons, Darwin on Trial, Darwin's Doubt, David Raup, Evolution, evolutionary theory, genetic code, Intelligent Design, Last Universal Common Ancestor, LUCA, Michael Yarus, Pajaro Dunes meeting, paleontologists, Phillip Johnson, protein translation, ribosomes, RNA world, Science (journal), Science at Cal, U.C. Berkeley, University of Chicago
Charles Marshall at U.C. Berkeley represents establishment opinion in current evolutionary theory, and for good reason. Source
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