Saturday, August 1, 2009

Science or Summer Blockbuster?: One-Celled Aliens From Outer Space!

In recent years, as the evidence for fine-tuning of the universe has become impossible to deny, cosmologists have begun speculating that an infinite number of unprovable "multiverses" exist (and thus, the miracle of our life-friendly universe is not that miraculous, after all). In the same vein, as the evidence for Intelligent Design becomes increasing difficult to ignore, it's likely that biologists will also wade into the murky waters of unprovable theories about the origin of life - as long as they fit within the materialist paradigm. For the latest example, see a new paper published in the International Journal of Astrobiology advocating the theory of panspermia, which holds that the seeds of life exist came to Earth via a comet 4.5 billion years ago.

This is a sad attempt to keep the current Darwinian paradigm viable, but it won't work.


**UPDATE, AUG. 19, 2009**

And there's more!

According to yesterday's Reuters, the gradual effort to shift the original plank of Darwinism (how life was formed) from the safe boundaries Earth to the far reaches of Space continues...

The amino acid glycine, a fundamental building block of proteins, has been found in a comet for the first time, bolstering the theory that raw ingredients of life arrived on Earth from outer space, scientists said.

Big deal, right? Well, not really. At Darwin's God, Cornelius Hunter explains...

The finding of an amino acid--the simplest one at that--on a comet is hardly a surprise. True, it is, as Johnson writes, "the first time an amino acid has turned up in comet material." But so what? They have, after all, been found in a variety of meteorites and moon dust...

More importantly, the report repeatedly makes the silly implication that having some amino acids available means you are on the verge of life...

To say that glycine is a "life-giving material" is like saying that bits of metal are automobile-giving material.

Expect more to see more stories like this.


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