But with all the hoopla surrounding the announcement, dont overlook the facts. The scientists never actually created new life! They didnt even get close.<quoted text>
Here's one such example.
Uhoh, that's 2 years ago, hmm ... maybe something newer?
Oh crap, that's still from 2 years ago.
Yeah, we did it 2 years ago, please, for the love of the universe, catch up with reality and scientific understanding.
Have Scientists Finally Created Life?
First: The genetic code created by the scientists was really a copy of the code from an existing bacterium. There was nothing new about it. The scientists did add some additional material to the dna (their names and the quote), but it was useless material for the bacteria. It would be like a computer programmer inserting his favorite movie quote, or his birth date into a software code. It is there, but it does nothing.
Second: The copied dna was inserted into another living bacteria. The scientists did not create any of the organellesthe cell membrane, the cytoplasm, etc.of that second bacteria either.
So what exactly did the scientists actually create?
Nothing. They copied, they manipulated, they forced nature in unnatural ways, but they did not create life!
sorry, no cigar....try again...lol