May 24, 2007

THE ORIGINS OF I. D.:

Stanley Miller, 77; chemist was a pioneer in studying the origins of life (Thomas H. Maugh II, May 24, 2007, LA Times)

Stanley Miller, the UC San Diego chemist who was the first to demonstrate that the organic molecules necessary for life could be generated in a laboratory flask simulating the primitive Earth's atmosphere, died Sunday from heart failure in a hospital in National City. He was 77.

Miller had suffered a series of strokes since 1999 and had been living in a nursing home, according to his brother, Donald.

"Stanley Miller was the father of origin-of-life chemistry," said marine chemist Jeffrey L. Bada of UC San Diego, a former graduate student of Miller's. "And he was the leader in that field for many decades…. It was the Miller experiment that almost overnight transformed the study of the origin of life into a respectable field of inquiry."


Once you know Creation is just an experiment...

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2007 6:15 AM
Comments

Once you know Creation is just an experiment...

You're confusing models with reality. The fact that I can draw a dragon doesn't mean that dragons existed and that someone drew them.

Posted by: Brandon at May 24, 2007 8:40 AM

At the point where you insist that a dragon you create in a lab isn't a "real" dragon you've tilted so far over into self-caricature that even you ought to laugh.

Posted by: oj at May 24, 2007 11:38 AM

Okay, that comment doesn't make any sense to me at all.

Posted by: Brandon at May 24, 2007 12:14 PM

Bingo.

Posted by: oj at May 24, 2007 2:34 PM

Thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by: Brandon at May 24, 2007 3:30 PM

You're stuck too far in the caricature to see beyond it.

Posted by: oj at May 24, 2007 7:01 PM
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