Software for Stupid Atoms

Software for stupid atoms puzzles well known Australian physicist Paul Davies as he speculates in New Scientist 18 September 1999 about the origin of life. He admits life is not just chemistry. It is information carried on chemicals that makes living cells work. He asks “How did stupid atoms spontaneously write their own software and […]

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Life and Death Questions

Life and death questions are in this year as we received a number asking about what animals ate in the original created world described in Genesis, where there was no death. Question “Birds such as woodpeckers, seem very well designed to eat grubs and insects, so what would they have eaten in the Edenic world?” […]

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Heart Shape Carefully Arranged

Heart shape carefully arranged, as described in Nature, vol 427, p309, 22 January 2004. During embryonic development mammal and human hearts, with their four chambers and complex arrangement of vessels and valves, develop from a simple tube. In order to understand how this process happened, Sigolene Meilhac and colleagues labelled cells in the heart tube […]

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Half World Species Catalogued

Half the world species catalogued, according to ABC (Australia) News, 9 April 2007, which reports: “Scientists working on a catalogue of every known kind of living organism have reached the milestone of having catalogued one million species. The project is being led by experts at Reading University in Britain and the Smithsonian National Museum in […]

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Extinction in the Anthropocene

In an article entitled “Defaunation in the Anthropocene” in Science vol. 345 p401, 25 July 2014, doi: 10.1126/science.1251817, an international team of scientists write: “Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of the remaining species show 25% average decline in abundance. Invertebrate patterns are equally dire: 67% of monitored populations […]

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DNA and Diet Question

A reader asks: Evolutionists argue that DNA is evidence that we all came from a common ancestor. We argue that it is evidence of a common designer (one God). I don’t know enough about biology, but maybe Diane Eager could look at this question – I was wondering if another reason for all plants and […]

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Alaskan Tundra

Warmer Tundra Increases CO2

Warmer tundra increases CO2, report scientists in articles in Harvard University SEAS News 8 May 2017 and PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.161856, Published online 8 May 2017. A group of scientists from School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have measured the amount of carbon […]

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DNA

Designer Yeast Chromosomes

Designer yeast chromosomes reported in Science, vol. 355, pp1024-1025 doi: 10.1126/science.aam9739, 10 March 2017. Several international teams of scientists have made five artificial chromosomes of a yeast cell. This is part of a massive ongoing project to make synthetic life. A summary of the current state of the research is headed “Yeast Genome, by Design” […]

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Animal Human Embryo Research Approved

Animal human embryo research approved, according to reports BBC News, news@nature and ScienceNOW, 5 September 2007. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology authority in the UK have approved research using embryos created by mixing human and animal cells. The technique involves removing the nucleus of an egg cell from an animal, such as a cow or […]

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Star Chemistry Gives Life Time to Evolve

Star chemistry gives life time to evolve, according to arxiv.org 19 July 2012 and Science Shots 26 July 2012. Scientists at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University now claim it takes 1) the right temperature for a planet to have the liquid water considered essential for life to evolve, and 2) […]

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