1.6% of the North American population says, . . . .
. Replication happens only AFTER specified complexity is in place.
. Specified complexity, as we know from uniform experience only appears in the presence of or at the direction of Intelligence that has designed that complexity, OR in DNA, RNA, and Proteins.
. We have every reason to reject protein-first theories, DNA-first theories, RNA-first theories, none of these are able to explain the origin of the information that is needed for living cells to emerge and evolve.
. No living molecule is self-reproducing. Not only is DNA incapable of making copies of itself, but it is incapable of “making” anything else. The proteins of the cell are made from other proteins, and without that protein-forming machinery nothing can be made.
. If all of these systems evolved, then proteins with a decoding ability evolved before the protein with the decoding system itself evolved.
. The synthesis of proteins requires a tightly integrated sequence of reactions, most of which are themselves performed by the synthesis of proteins.”
. The (DNA) code is meaningless unless translated. The modern cell’s translating machinery consists of at least fifty macromolecular components which are THEMSELVES coded in DNA: the code cannot be translated other than by products of translation.
. If proteins must have arisen first then how did they do so, since all extant cells construct proteins from assembly instructions in DNA. How did either arise without the other?
Oh, my bad. This 1.6% of the population doesn’t say this, nor do they even ask about this. In fact, this 1.6% of the population tries to not even think about this because if they did they have to give up all hope of believing that time plus chance brought about the arrival of life from non life.
Even though these people say that without observation and verification nothing can be believed, these people must maintain their hopelessly ignorant position or their belief system will collapse.
This is the way these people are. It’s how they think.