Hi Mugwump<quoted text>
Hi Russell, good to see you.
My New Years resolution is to get creationists to fess up to when they lie.
You started a thread late last year where you asserted that science says the first replicating life form contained 1000s of base pairs, and therefore evolution is wrong due to the tired old probability argument.
I asked you about 10 times to give a reference to this - since you have turned up here - thought it may be an opportune moment to redeem yourself and back up what you assert.
Or do I give up on my New Years resolution ?
I do hope you have other New Year resolutions?
This present one seem rather narrow and asinine......
I do not recall my saying "1000's of base pairs" precisely, although I may have said that a first replicating cell would require thousands of proteins.
Actually, no. I didn't even say that.
Here is my actual quote #183 from the Creation/evolution thread:
"How did life with specifications for hundreds of proteins originate just by chemistry without intelligent design?"
This seems to have morphed into "1000's of base pairs".....
I prefer to think of "base pairs" as nucleotide residues.
Anyway, here is your quote #185 from the aforementioned thread:
"Ahh the infamous 'Gish gallop'
Lets concentrate on one point at a time
1.How did life with specifications for hundreds of proteins originate just by chemistry without intelligent design?
Question - what part of Abiogenisis states that the initial self-replicating molecule(chemistry) has to code for 100s of proteins ?
Fancy addressing this one issue first Russell ?"
Notice the change in inference between my statement and your rehash of it?
I said life!
You called it the first replicator.
AND then, you say..."the first replicating life form contained 1000s of base pairs,"
Not what I said.
I suppose you deny that a living replicating cell needs to produce hundreds of proteins to survive???
Anyhow, its back to the drawing board with you.
Get up to scratch with your reading and let's meet again.
Let's not waste my time with your silly NY resolutions.
I never lie.
Here's a bone for you to chew on....