Nightly Session Weblinks Given:
Saturday night, March 8
(i) How did life begin? - Why the evolution of a living cell from non living chemicals (chemical evolution) is impossible!
“The Charles Darwin of our Time”
(ii) Darwin's Theory of Evolution now impossible! - The complex DNA codes of living things cannot arise by chance mutations.
Many students think that scientists know how life on earth evolved. But in reality, scientists do not know! As the U.C. Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, Evolution 101 website points out:
“Biologists are trying to figure out how evolution happens, and that's not an easy job”.
The nylon eating bacteria discovery is often cited as an example of evidence for mutations producing new information, but recent studies of this mutation suggest that a damaged piece of pre-existing (ancestral) dormant enzyme code was responsible for encoding the additional enzyme activity. But even then it is still the same type of bacteria.
Sunday night, March 9
(i) The fossil record - Evidence of a catstrophic global flood - not evolution.
(ii) Radiometric dating - Erosion rates and DNA decay - evidence that life on earth is only thousands not millions of years old.
However there is accumulating evidence that the rate of decay is not constant.
Molecular analyses of dinosaur bone cells support the presence of endogenous molecules i.e. from the the original animal
NB. Collagen stability less than 130,000 yrs
Sites with links to scientific evidence for a young age for fossils.
More details about C14 dating can be found at: