by David Klinghoffer
James Tour, Rice University,
in a scene from
of 'Science Uprising.'
If you follow the news, you've seen countless headlines like this:
May Hold Key to Origins of Life"
"Found: The Origin of
"Scientists May Have
Found the Chemical Compound that Started Life",
...and on and on.
wrote about just such a story here yesterday.
origin of life is the deepest mystery imaginable and it sounds
like scientists have it all figured out. Or just about.
The new episode (video at
bottom page) of
Science Uprising, "Origin of Life - Intelligence Required," firebombs
that persistent and influential myth, advanced by scientists
themselves and their media helpers.
It does so in just seven
"We See the
It's crucial to materialism to believe that blind, natural processes
alone could have blundered about and generated life from dumb
Whether it happened on
our planet or another, all the wonders of the first living cell must
have come into existence with no need for
hint to the contrary threatens to topple a whole of way of thinking
about human beings and about all life, that denies any reality
beyond the material.
"We are not
materialists," says the masked narrator of Episode 5, "We see the
The expert witnesses here
are synthetic organic chemist James Tour, protein chemist
Douglas Axe, and philosopher of science Stephen Meyer.
Professor Tour is a
personality to be reckoned with, pouring steely scorn on his
colleagues who study, and mislead, about the origin of life.
"All of these little
pictures of molecules coming together to form the first cell are
fallacious, are ridiculous," says Tour. "The origin of life
community has not been honest."
Claims by Craig Venter
and others are little more than hype...
What about claims that
material processes at the dawn of life had time on their side? No,
the opposite is true.
Claims by researchers of
having created "proto-cells" are like saying you've created a
"proto-turkey" by warming some cold cuts, broth, and a few feathers.
Dr. Axe and Dr. Meyer clarify both the complexity of the object
needing to be explained - the first cell - and the delusion of
imagining that the "functional, digital information" in DNA could
have been authored with no intelligence having played any part in
There is some tough criticism here, notably of researchers in the
origin of life community.
They seem to be fooling
themselves, and us along with them. Humans are good at that.
Together we're under a poisonous spell, scientists and the lay
You can help break that
spell by sharing this below episode of 'Science Uprising' widely...!
Can life spontaneously
generate itself from chemicals? Or are detailed
This episode of 'Science
Uprising' investigates the origin of life and claims by
scientific materialists like Stephen Hawking that life
spontaneously arose from chemicals without any guidance
or intelligent design.
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Experts featured in this
- James Tour, T.T. and
W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of
Computer Science, and Professor of Materials Science
and NanoEngineering, Rice University
- Douglas Axe, Maxwell
Visiting Professor of Molecular Biology, Biola
University and author, 'Undeniable: How Biology
Confirms Our Intuition that Life Is Designed'
- Stephen Meyer, PhD,
Director, Center for Science and Culture, Discovery
Institute and author, 'Signature in the Cell: DNA and
the Evidence for Intelligent Design'