Eh, I’m not actually

very impressed.

Let’s do a simple thought experiment: IF this happened randomly, why can’t the best scientists over hundreds of years even come close to reproducing it? Why is this not a high school science fair staple?

And when they try, it is intelligently designed, not random. Until they can actually create life and show how it could have arisen randomly, it’s really a major snoozer.

“The beauty of this model is its simplicity. It can be tested by highschoolers in chemistry class,” said Jan Špaček, who was not involved in this study but who develops instrument to detect alien genetic polymers on Mars. “Mix the ingredients, wait for a few days and detect the RNA.”

OK then, create life with your “beautiful” model.

So, if I assume certain parameters, it can work. Oh, and parenthetically, if I assume that monkeys CAN fly out my butt, perhaps they did!

But right now we are only dealing with assumptions and assertions. SHOW ME THE DATA!

So asserting that RNA (not DNA) could (theoretically) form on basalt lava glass under amazingly specific and non-natural conditions? THIS is just bald assertion wrapped in the garb of science, and nothing more. Big freakin’ whoop. <yawn>

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