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2021-02-06 -Short Attention Span Theater-
James Tour: The Mystery of the Origin of Life
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Posted by Besoeker 2021-02-06 00:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6529 views ]  Top

#1 There are a trillion stars in a typical galaxy and a trillion galaxies. There is one known planet with intelligent life in our galaxy. So life is possible. There must be a physical basis for life. But this guy is saying that because we can't figure out exactly how life arose we must conclude that magic was involved.
Posted by Rupert Pholurong3692 2021-02-06 02:24||   2021-02-06 02:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Scientific Dissent from Darwinism

The theory of evolution - to use the correct term, doesn't deal with origin of life. Which is a mystery right now
No intermediate stages between organic
polymers and the simplest living organisms
which, at minimum, contain DNA what specifies
- among other things - proteins that replicate
DNA.

Theory of evolution deals with that happens once such organisms: capable of replicating themselves
with mistakes; exists. In a nutshell, evolution is a sequence of cycles of variation followed by selection among variants.

Periodically, some famous physicist (or in this case, organic chemist) publishes a book that "disproves" evolution - their simple minds are uncapable of grasping the idea of selection.

To summarize, just because we currently don't understand how life started, doesn't mean that any religious teachings (and there are so many, and so variant) are true.

You want to believe - just f*cking believe. And leave me alone - or I'll kill you.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-02-06 03:39||   2021-02-06 03:39|| Front Page Top

#3 What did Einstein say? "The universe is not only stranger than we suppose, it's stranger than we can suppose."
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-02-06 08:18||   2021-02-06 08:18|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't have any idea about science or how it works. I continue to pray for the sick and for widows and orphans. Beyond that, most outcomes are far beyond my control. I'm on the short end of the string of life, a speck in time and figure I must leave a little something for those left behind, if I am able. It's soon all to be passed off to the young ones, whom I pray for also.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-02-06 10:02||   2021-02-06 10:02|| Front Page Top

#5 As I have often said, if there's a Heaven and a Hell, when you die, your problems are either over, or just starting.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-02-06 10:08||   2021-02-06 10:08|| Front Page Top

#6 On April 17, 1955, Albert Einstein's abdominal aortic aneurysm burst, creating internal bleeding and severe pain. He went to Princeton Hospital but refused further medical attention.On April 17, 1955, Albert Einstein's abdominal aortic aneurysm burst, creating internal bleeding and severe pain. He went to Princeton Hospital but refused further medical attention. < Suicide
Posted by Clonter Elmeresing2289 2021-02-06 10:38||   2021-02-06 10:38|| Front Page Top

#7 Ancient Astronaut theorists speculate that the planet was seeded by extraterrestrials.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-02-06 11:56||   2021-02-06 11:56|| Front Page Top

#8 ^^ Then where sis the extraterrestrials. come from?

/s
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2021-02-06 19:26||   2021-02-06 19:26|| Front Page Top

#9 Speaking of origins and doomsday and all that stuff...

As the stars flicker out, well, I figure
Some event was the ultimate trigger
For all of this mess,
And if I had to guess...
I'd pick Hollywood's nine trillionth "------."
Posted by Captain Splat4135 2021-02-06 21:18||   2021-02-06 21:18|| Front Page Top

#10 As we slumped into 5 A.T.,
The faithful grew ever more grumpy:
"Your damned insurrection!"
"The Don! Resurrection!"
Bejayzus, this dump was sure jumpy.
Posted by Captain Splat4135 2021-02-06 21:27||   2021-02-06 21:27|| Front Page Top

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