Category Archives: origin of life

Philae finds organic molecules on comet: what’s the big deal?

Everyone is excited that organic molecules have been detected by the probe Philae on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  This, people say, could explain the origin of life on Earth: the planet was seeded by the carbon-containing molecules on comets, and those organic seeds help create the first replicators that eventually became things that were indubitably “alive.” But wait: we […]

Where did life come from: God or naturalism? The data from the U.S. vs. the U.K.

This disparity between our two related and Anglophonic lands is even worse than I expected. U.S. and U.K. citizens were polled just last wee about how they think life on Earth began. The question and choices were virtually identical for the two countries. First the good news: YouGov poll on the origin of life taken […]