Can random molecular interactions create life? (Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate: Part I)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate

Many evolutionists are persuaded that the 15 billion years they assume for the age of the cosmos is an abundance of time for random interactions of atoms and molecules to generate life. A simple arithmetic lesson reveals this to be no more than an irrational fantasy.1

This arithmetic lesson is similar to calculating the odds of winning the lottery. The number of possible lottery combinations corresponds to the total number of protein structures (of an appropriate size range) that are possible to assemble from standard building blocks. The winning tickets correspond to the tiny sets of such proteins with the correct special properties from which a living organism, say a simple bacterium, can be successfully built. The maximum number of lottery tickets a person can buy corresponds to the maximum number of protein molecules that could have ever existed in the history of the cosmos.  Continue reading “Can random molecular interactions create life? (Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate: Part I)”


  1. Featured image of the DNA Double Helix Molecule originally from here (now obsolete), from Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: DNA Causes Geneticists, Other Scientists, Join Ranks of Dissenters (April 6, 2009). 

Just How Do Coded Language Structures Arise? (Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate: Part II)

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate

One of the most dramatic discoveries in biology in the 20th century is that living organisms are realizations of coded language structures. All the detailed chemical and structural complexity associated with the metabolism, repair, specialized function, and reproduction of each living cell is a realization of the coded algorithms stored in its DNA. A paramount issue, therefore, is how do such extremely large language structures arise?  Continue reading “Just How Do Coded Language Structures Arise? (Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate: Part II)”

Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate – Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate

John R. Baumgardner, Ph.D.

Expanded by Nicholas Petersen


  1. Posted originally on globalflood.org. ICR has the original article posted on their website here