Theoretical origin of life; making catalysts (Introduction)

by dhw, Friday, June 19, 2015, 16:53 (1930 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: Intelligent design in the lab has found a gene which can help form proto-catalysts:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-scientists-evidence-key-ingredient-dawn.html

QUOTE: "'This doesn't yet solve the central chicken and the egg problem," Carter said. "Even the designed protozyme requires a ribosome to synthesize it (my bold)and lead to protein creation. But what we've shown is that blueprints for life actually contained more information than anyone had realized (my italics)because both strands of the ancestral gene were responsible for encoding the two classes of synthetases needed for the creation of proteins."

DAVID: Note that information (in the italics) is required. How is that created by chance?

If you were to ask how all these complexities could have come together by chance, I would nod in agreement. But this constant emphasis on the in-word “information” seems to me to damage your case. Information is present in everything, and the same information would be present in the blueprints of life whether they were formed by chance or not.


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