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RNA Building

So, my copy of Wired arrived Friday.  I finally had a chance to sit down and read it this morning while the boy watched cartoons.  One article was pretty cool.  It described a ‘game’ in which the players tried to … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 2

Since I’ve been featured in the 40th Carnival of Evolution, I guess I’d better get on the stick and finish this book review. Approaches to the Definitions of Life This chapter takes on two topics.  What is the definition of … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – Conceptual Framework of Research on the Origin of Life on Earth The book is not what I expected, in entirety.  At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the direction it was taking.  I think I get it … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Life – A Chapter by Chapter Review

So begins round two of my book reviews.  I bought The Emergence of Life: From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology by Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi pretty much without knowing anything about the author or the book. I honestly don’t know … Continue reading

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A reply to Joe Jensen

Sorry to derail the thread, it’s much easier to it this way, where I can easily do quotes and examples for you. Here’s your latest comment in it’s entirety. Hi again Ogre, Hello yourself. I’m not sure you read the … Continue reading

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Timeline of Creationism and Science

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been considering the history and accomplishments of science as compared to those for creationism. It took a while, but I have created a timeline of accomplishments and important historical points for both science … Continue reading

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Your Inner Fish – Chapter 6

The Best-Laid (Body) Plans Humans, indeed all tetrapods, have 1 head, 4 limbs arranged in two pairs, a tail, and a variety of other gross morphological features.  Why? And more interestingly, where did this basic body plan come from?

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Origins of Life: General RNA Polymerases

Yesterday, I discovered a new set of studies that I had not previously known about.  I may write about all of them, but I definitely want to talk about this particular study for two reasons.  The first reason is that … Continue reading

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Recent Origins of Life Research

In 2008, the International Society for the Study of Origins of Life, held a symposium on the origins and early evolution of life. 350 scientists from all over the world came together with more than 310 presentations. The journal Origins … Continue reading

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Origins of Life – Amino Acids and the Triplet Codon

One question that always seems to come from the anti-science crowd when discussing the origin of life is, “Where did the genetic code come from?”. Scientists will often point out the simple fact that every living thing on the planet … Continue reading

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