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Q & A: Did life originate in baloney?

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Most recent answer: 01/21/2012
Q:
http://www.journalofcosmology.com/
This website is filled with interesting papers, many of them by one person in particular - Rhawn Joseph Ph.D. Also feel free to digest this website - http://www.panspermia.org/rnaworld.htm
- Magnus (age 19)
Columbia South Carolina, USA
A:
From a quick look at those sites, I don't think they qualify for our baloney category. Speculation, even somewhat sloppy speculation, is sometimes part of science. Sure, extrapolating molecular clocks back into very primitive biology is likely to give big errors. Our baloney category, however, is more exclusive. We're not trying to use it to conduct scientific arguments. It's just for cleaning up some pure garbage.

Mike W.

(published on 01/21/2012)

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