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Molecular Fossils Undermine RNA-World Evolution

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Molecular Fossils Undermine RNA-World Evolution

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Vermont lead by senior investigator Charles W. Carter, Jr., challenge in The Journal of Biological Chemistry the increasingly popular RNA world hypothesis in the paper “Aminoacylating urzymes challenge the RNA world hypothesis.”

Since the publication of The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin in 1859, evolutionary scientists have been increasingly pressured to discover a natural explanation for the origin of life−the holy grail of evolution.

Darwin proposed that life arose from a chemical soup. “It is often said that all the conditions for the first production of a living organism are now present, which could ever have been present.— But if (& oh what a big if) we could conceive in some warm little pond with all sorts of ammonia & phosphoric salts,” Darwin argued in a 1871 letter to Joseph Hooker, “—light, heat, electricity &c present, that a protein compound was chemically formed, ready to undergo still more complex changes.”  A natural mechanism for the origin of life has since continued as evolution’s “big if.”

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Hoodwinking Art of Radiometric Dating

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Hoodwinking Art of Radiometric Dating

Radiometric dating is one of the most popular techniques used to establish the age of materials, like stones and bones.  Reported dates often fall in the million or billions of years. However, questions surround the validity of radiometric dating−for good reasons. 

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) recently ran the story “1.8 million-year-old skull may revise understanding of human evolution.” Since the skull was unearthed in a medieval ninth century A.D. village in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia known as Dmanisi, the obvious question centers on the validity of the million year radiometric dating of the skull found within the same geological stratum as the medieval ninth century A.D. village.

What’s driving the demand for millions of years dating; is it science or is it theory? Without question, the theory of evolution from a single cell to a sophisticated carnivore demands millions and billions of years−not thousands of years.  This prerequisite was recognized by evolutionists even before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859.

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Darwin, Then and Now is a journey through the most amazing story in the history of science - the history of evolution. The book encapsulates who Darwin was, what he said, and what scientists have discovered since the publication of The Origin of Species in 1859.

With over 1,000 references, Darwin Then and Now is a historical chronicle of the rise and fall of the once popular theory of biological evolution.

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