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More on the science of life

February 7, 2013

To the editor: One of the comments made in regard to the Jan 10 letter “How did life begin?”was: “Using the existence of a god as the default for everything not currently explainable is a sad way......

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Zorromcgee

Feb-08-13 3:34 PM

I am sure that this info will bounce off the letter writer like bullets off superman but here is a link to some info for you-***********foxnews****/scitech/2010/05/20/scientists-announce-produce-living-cell-using-manmade-dna/

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TURBO75

Feb-08-13 4:23 PM

So life is not a tractor, it's a library, thanks for clearing that up.

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Zorromcgee

Feb-11-13 9:32 AM

If you copy and paste the link to the search box on google it will take you directly to the article. The letter writer sated "it looks to me that scientists around the globe have worked very hard to find an explanation on how life began from dead chemicals and have gotten nowhere" THis article appears to refute that statement. I am sure, however, that you will not agree.

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Zorromcgee

Feb-12-13 10:27 AM

MT-Well I was right in predicting that you would not like it. And it does not explain how all life began, but it is a step in that direction.

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JReader

Feb-12-13 2:45 PM

The moment the letter writer introduces the factory into his tractor argument he shows his bias. He is reaching a conclusion without considering the facts. There is no evidence of a factory in this woods and to conclude that one exists is nothing but speculation. One can choose to "believe" this factory exists based on a cultural, spiritual, or religious foundations but there is nothing in science to support it. Intelligent design has a place to be taught in religion classes but it has no place in science where its study is only based in facts.

As for the library contention, every library begins with one volume and and continues to build from that modest beginning.

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