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Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« on: April 04, 2013, 02:38:56 PM »

" Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404122234.htm
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 03:27:50 PM »
Wow! Finally, we are on the way to solving the puzzle as to how life started.
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 03:34:20 PM »
Yeah, well how do we know that god din't send the meteorite into the lava pool?
Actually it doesn't. One could conceivably be all-powerful but not exceptionally intelligent.

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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 03:53:14 PM »
This makes considerably more sense than goddidit.
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 04:41:53 PM »
Bet Cambell did it.
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 08:10:05 PM »
I'm a bit disappointed in the integrity of the article. 

Here's the headline:
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Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered

But the article is filled with soft terms like could have, might have, may indicate, generally supports, etc.  The science is facinating, but I think the headline oversold it a bit (IMO).
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 06:16:52 AM »
I'm a bit disappointed in the integrity of the article. 

Here's the headline:
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Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered

But the article is filled with soft terms like could have, might have, may indicate, generally supports, etc.  The science is fascinating, but I think the headline oversold it a bit (IMO).

Maybe, but at least it acknowledges the fact that we do not know what happened and that this is a hypothesis that will need a lot more work. As against that, the 'goddidit' proponents juts tell us the straight fact of the 'godiditness' without as much as a probably.

As far and the title - well one has to make sure people read this stuff, doesn't one?
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 09:33:13 AM »
The science is facinating, but I think the headline oversold it a bit (IMO).

That is always the case with science reporting.  And the real damage is that later, when some part of the "discovery" is found to be inaccurate, people think science screwed up.  But it didn't.  It was the reporter or the editor who got it wrong, but confidence in science is undermined.
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 08:31:02 PM »
As far and the title - well one has to make sure people read this stuff, doesn't one?

It's a science website, not the local newspaper.  ;)

I had no problem with the artical itself; I found it interesting and easy to comprehend.  I just think the headline could have been something like, "Power Behind Primordial Soup May Have Been Discovered"

Just a pet peeve of mine.
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 05:54:35 AM »
Yeah, well how do we know that god din't send the meteorite into the lava pool?

I agree. Suddenly, we will get apologists interpreting Genesis to mean that God sent a big rock to Earth.
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Re: Origin of Life: Power Behind Primordial Soup Discovered
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2013, 06:20:37 AM »
Primordial Soup?  Sounds like the the FSM might be involved.

But seriously, any such notion will have to be testable and repeatable in order for it to be taken ...well, seriously.  If we can create miniscule black holes, this shouldn't be too difficult. 

My plan:  We can run around with a dish of primordial soup and try and catch meteorites.