RNA Molecule Key To Origin of Earth’s Life?
A few minutes ago I noticed some people trumpeting the recent creation of an RNA molecule as being evidence of how life started on Earth. One guy calling himself Kong quoted an entire phys.org article, which conveniently left out the cost of the research and creation of this article, and conveniently Kong left it out too. I said to him (not with bolding though):
HELLOOOOOOOOO!!!!! BACK KONG, LET ME REPEAT THE ESSENTIAL PART OF WHAT YOU POSTED BACK FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOU: “An extremely small RNA molecule CREATED by a UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER TEEEEAAAAM” AND CONVENIENTLY YOU LEFT OUT FROM THIS INFO (FROM SCIENCEDAILY): “Yarus’ work is supported by a $415,610 grant from the NIH.” DOES THAT SOUND LIKE NATURAL RANDOM CHANCE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE?
ALL DESIGNS AND SYSTEMS REQUIRE AN ORIGINATING CREATOR, THEY DON’T POP OUT OF NO WHERE BY ACCIDENT. ALL THE UNIVERSE FOLLOWS PHYSICAL LAWS, NOT NO LAWS, NOT RANDOM, NOT CHAOS.
Further: “In this paper the Yarus group has made the amazing discovery that even an extremely tiny RNA can by itself catalyze a key reaction that would be needed to synthesize proteins,” Notice it doesn’t say IT SYNTHESIZE[S] PROTEINS? Rather it says CAN CATALYZE “A” MEANING ONE SINGLE REACTION. So even if through the mixing up of chemicals without a hand, this molecule [came into existance, it] could only do one thing.
It took millions and millions of dollars, and many decades and countless researchers and artificial manipulation to get to the point where someone made this molecule. Anyone who says that this then is anything even close to evidence of information being able to naturally assemble itself into an ever increasingly complex and a self-replicating information system, doesn’t understand how complex even the simplest life-form is, and if they do, they are forgetful, extremely bitter towards God, a liar, or insane, or some combination of those things.[…]
From “Bacteria Study Shoots Down ‘Simple Cell’ Assumptions“, January, 4 2010:
In their report published in the journal Science, Howard Ochman and Rahul Raghavan, professors at the University of Arizona’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, reviewed studies that investigated “how a cell actually accomplishes” its necessary processes. They discovered “highly structured, multifaceted regulatory machinery, which is unexpected.”
From “Just How Simple Are Bacteria?“, 2001:
For many decades biology students have been taught the unscientific doctrine that prokaryotic cells are “primitive” in spite of their obvious complexity.1 Creation scientists counter that if it’s a living organism, it’s necessarily complex. Only those steeped in Darwinian dogma continue to maintain microorganisms such as bacteria are simple.
The trillions of cells that make up people and animals do not have a cell wall but a plasma membrane. Plants and prokaryotes (which includes bacteria) possess a rigid cell wall composed of cellulose plus the critical plasma membrane. Mycoplasmas are a unique type of bacteria in that they do not have a cell wall. However, they can be just as pathogenic (disease-causing) as some “ordinary” bacteria, with one species causing walking pneumonia, or PAP.
In 1979, evolutionist Thomas Brock suggested that mycoplasmas were of “special evolutionary interest because of their extremely simple cell structure.”2 But years later two authors stated, “Mycoplasmas can no longer be thought of as a simple organism.”3 Notice that with more research, the “simple” mycoplasma turned out to be extremely complex.
Creation scientists said as much, but of course were ignored. The same complexity has been discovered within other bacterial species.
E. coli: Testament to Complexity
The 2000 edition of the prestigious Annual Review of Microbiology contains an intriguing article titled “Interim Report on Genomics of escherichia coli”4 that discusses the bewildering complexity of this oft-studied bacterium. The article is replete with phrases such as “regulation systems,” “transport systems,” and other complex cellular processes. E. coli is an important bacterial species normally found in the large intestine. It is one of the most thoroughly and intensely studied of all microorganisms and is found any place where there are people or animals. Occasionally, E. coli makes the headlines when foods are contaminated with uncommon pathogenic strains of this bacterium.
Evolutionists traditionally have viewed bacteria such as E. coli as simple forms of life. These single-celled organisms, so the story goes, were one of the first life forms to have sprung naturalistically from an unknown ancestor several billion years ago. Therefore they “must be” of a simple construction.
However, contrary to evolutionary assumptions, laboratory research has shown even simple bacteria to be enormously complex. Evolutionist James Shapiro of the University of Chicago states:
The past decade has also witnessed the discovery of new phenomena, such as autoaggregation of chemotactic bacteria and coordinated behaviors in complex colony morphogenesis. . . . bacterial cells have communication and decision-making capabilities that enable them to coordinate growth, movement, and biochemical activities. […]
More info: The RNA World: A Critique