“Pssst! Don’t tell the creationists, but scientists don’t have a clue how life began” is the headline in an article by John Horgan in Scientific American 28th February 2011. It begins “Exactly 20 years ago, I wrote an article for Scientific American that, in draft form, had the headline above. My editor nixed it, so we went with something less dramatic: ‘In the Beginning…: Scientists are having a hard time agreeing on when, where and—most important—how life first emerged on the earth.’ That editor is gone now, so I get to use my old headline, which is even more apt today. Dennis Overbye just wrote a status report for The New York Times on research into life’s origin, based on a conference on the topic at Arizona State University. Geologists, chemists, astronomers and biologists are as stumped as ever by the riddle of life.”

Editorial Comment: Horgan is correct – 20 years on and evolutionists are still ignorant about life’s origin, but the creationists know that. Scientific American is currently (February-March 2011) having another anti ‘Creation in education’ series and since they are even regurgitating 20 year old articles there is not much new, except for an apparent aim to appease Muslim Readers. They state “Education experts suggest that in some cultural contexts one way to encourage acceptance of evolution is by not shunning religious beliefs.” See Evolution Abroad (Ref. Origin of Life, Education, High School)

Evidence News 9 March 2011