Thursday, August 23, 2007

If you are someone who is interested in biology, you might want to check out Dr. Rana's Today's New Reason To Believe for August 23, 2007. It is about the "origin of life" question. Just where did the first life (ancient bacteria) on earth come from? Is it the product of biological evolution? Or a divine Creator?

Here is a little teaser:
There are two fundamental approaches to explain life’s beginning from an evolutionary standpoint: (1) replicator-first; and (2) metabolism-first scenarios.

Chemist Robert Shapiro argues in the cover article of the June 2007 issue of Scientific American that the replicator-first approach to the origin-of-life is a failed paradigm. From his vantage point, metabolism-first scenarios offer the best hope to explain the origin of life.

Read the rest here: A Fork in the Road, Part 1 (of 2): No Good Options for the Origin of Life

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