Understanding through Discussion

Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 65 (9077 total)
47 online now:
Minnemooseus (Adminnemooseus) (1 member, 46 visitors)
Newest Member: Contrarian
Post Volume: Total: 894,046 Year: 5,158/6,534 Month: 1/577 Week: 69/135 Day: 1/8 Hour: 0/0

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Author Topic:   Transition from chemistry to biology
Inactive Member

Message 13 of 415 (77439)
01-09-2004 7:55 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by DNAunion
01-09-2004 7:39 PM

Wait a tick. The definition you guys are giving for abiogenesis also fits spontaneous generation, and didn't "you guys" give some "Creationist" a verbal pummeling a week or so ago for confusing the two?

If Pasteur had created pre-biotic earth conditions and let it go for 1 billion years, they might be able to compare the two. However, he did nothing close to that. Instead he found the source of food spoilage, which was good in its own right.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 10 by DNAunion, posted 01-09-2004 7:39 PM DNAunion has taken no action

Replies to this message:
 Message 205 by traste, posted 02-16-2009 12:20 AM Loudmouth has taken no action

Inactive Member

Message 16 of 415 (77443)
01-09-2004 8:10 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by DNAunion
01-09-2004 8:01 PM

These are a little rough around the edges, feel free to nit pick.

Spontaneous generation: Common species found on the earth today can be produced from inanimate chemicals, such as muddy puddles (frogs), meat left out in the sunlight (maggots and flies), or milk left in a jug for a long period of time (lactobacillus). No new species can be created from spontaneous generation, but instead the theory describes where they come from.

Abiogenesis: A self propagating chemical reaction starts that results in self replicating polymers. This gives rise to more complex chemical reactions due to accretion of small mistakes in the self replication reactions. Eventually, this results in cellular life due to capture in lipid bodies, followed by diversification into the species we see today.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 14 by DNAunion, posted 01-09-2004 8:01 PM DNAunion has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 18 by Chiroptera, posted 01-09-2004 8:15 PM Loudmouth has taken no action
 Message 19 by DNAunion, posted 01-09-2004 8:19 PM Loudmouth has taken no action
 Message 128 by traste, posted 02-10-2009 7:39 AM Loudmouth has taken no action

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:

Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.1
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2022