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Congratulations, Vince Goodrum. You've found someone who has created an argument against *abiogenesis* based on a seriously flawed understanding of probability, and used his authority (a PhD in *physiology*) to reassure yourself that your prior belief in the falsehood of *evolution* is justified.

By analogy, I could find someone with a far-from-watertight argument against Jesus' resurrection, and use the fact that said person has a PhD in philosophy to justify the conclusion that Jesus never existed. My argument would be as flawed as yours.

By Robin Saunders (not verified) on 30 May 2014 #permalink

In Huxley’s day, the cell was blissfully considered simply a blob of protoplasm.

Plain lie.

Evolutionists currently invoke the “primeval soup” to expand the “warm little pond” into a larger venue, the oceans.

This sentence reveals a profound lack of knowledge. It looks like for some people even Wikipedia is too far away.

Then during an electrical storm, just the right mix of DNA, mRNA, ribosomes, cell membranes and enzymes are envisioned in the right place at the right time

Complete and utter nonsense.

For example, Professor Richard Dawkins has been quoted as saying, “It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that). “Instead of taking proper responsibility for the burden of evidence, the evolutionist propagandizes by the intimidation of name calling.

Dr. Mastropaolo is indeed ignorant of what he's talking about, and so are you, Mr. Goodrum. If that offends either of you, I'm sorry – it's a fact, there's no other way to state it.

The trail of the first cell therefore leads us to the microbiological geometry of amino acids and a search for the probability of creating a protein by mindless chance as specified by evolution.

Dr. Mastropaolo seems to have never heard of natural selection...

Although the certainty of design has been demonstrated beyond doubt, science cannot identify the designer.

That's a curious assumption, that there was exactly one designer. Where does it come from?

Joseph Mastropaolo, Ph.D. Physiology

Frankly, I don't understand how he got his title when he's so obviously, painfully ignorant about the rest of biology.

By David Marjanović (not verified) on 30 May 2014 #permalink