Archive for July 18th, 2006

The Disappointing Promise of Molecular Biology for the Theory Of Evolution

Church of Darwin, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Jul 18 2006

“Instead of revealing a multitude of transitional forms through which the evolution of the cell might have occurred, molecular biology has served only to emphasize the enormity of the gap.

We now know not only of the existence of a break between the living and non-living world, but also that it represents the most dramatic and fundamental of all the discontinuities of nature.

Between a living cell and the most highly ordered non-biological system, such as a crystal or a snowflake, there is a chasm as vast and absolute as it is possible to conceive….

 Molecular biology has also shown that the basic design of the cell system is essentially the same in all living systems on earth from bacteria to mammals. In all organisms the roles of DNA, mRNA and protein are identical.

The meaning of the genetic code is also virtually identical in all cells. The size, structure and component design of the protein synthetic machinery is practically the same in all cells.

In terms of the basic biochemical design, therefore no living system can be thought of as being primitive or ancestral with respect to any other system, nor is there the slightest empirical hint of an evolutionary sequence among all the incredibly diverse cells on earth.

For those who hoped that molecular biology might bridge the gulf between chemistry and biochemistry, the revelation was profoundly disappointing.”

Michael Denton, Ph.D (Molecular Biology), Evolutionist

Paper Draws Criticism; Peer-reviewed Paper Arguing for the Uncertainty of Radiometric Dating
Raises Anti-Creationist Hackles

Church of Darwin, Science, Uncategorized | Posted by Chris Parker
Jul 18 2006

By Elizabeth K. Wilson
Chemical and Engineering News, Volume 83, Number 43 pp. 60–61

 

Karen Bartelt was spending an afternoon in the library at College, where she is a chemistry professor, catching up on the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE). 

One paper, in last July’s issue, caught her attention: It was a critical-thinking exercise for undergraduates that cast doubt on a long-standing radiometric method for dating minerals, and thus, the age of Earth (J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1094).

That made Bartelt, who is a creationism and intelligent design watchdog, sit up. 

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