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    Well, how so? "Testing ... the null...

    Well, how so?


    "Testing ... the null hypothesis … is a central task in the modern practice of science" (Wikipedia)


    And are you familiar (I ask again) with five sigma? It's probability...
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    I allowed for other ribozyme structures by...

    I allowed for other ribozyme structures by allowing each nucleotide to change, I believe. And I tried to pick an average size molecule, which would address your second concern.


    A gram is a huge...
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    Mercy to you all... Lee

    Mercy to you all...

    Lee
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    This is not complicated, they claimed to have...

    This is not complicated, they claimed to have synthesized RNA, but they only synthesized some of RNA's building blocks. Their stated next step was to synthesize ribose, another component of RNA.
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    To repeat, "Testing ... the null hypothesis … is...

    To repeat, "Testing ... the null hypothesis … is a central task in the modern practice of science" (Wikipedia) Many natural processes (notably chemical reactions) are describable as random processes....
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    They do all the time, it's called falsifying the...

    They do all the time, it's called falsifying the null hypothesis, in statistics. "Testing (accepting, approving, rejecting, or disproving) the null hypothesis—and thus concluding that there are (or...
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    Because the probability calculations start with...

    Because the probability calculations start with the constituents already formed, and just needing assembly.


    I'd have to buy his paper to justify his conclusions--but presumably the editors...
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    Well, that's what Hubert Yockey did...

    Well, that's what Hubert Yockey did, isn't it? "A calculation of the probability of spontaneous biogenesis by information theory."

    And I did a back-of-the-envelope for a ribozyme in another...
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    And if knowing him is key to having eternal life,...

    And if knowing him is key to having eternal life, the answer would appear to be yes. And as far as Jesus being creator-God, see John 1:10:

    ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, καὶ ὁ κόσμος διʼ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ ὁ...
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    I think we know enough to estimate the...

    I think we know enough to estimate the probability of a biomolecule forming randomly.


    He does indeed make an argument, good enough to be published. Are you implying that the editors of the...
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    No, we only need to be able to say our knowledge...

    No, we only need to be able to say our knowledge of the situation is reasonably comprehensive.


    No, he's using cytochrome c as an analog for a complex first biomolecule.


    Well, he says...
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    Yes, so then Jacob became in effect, the...

    Yes, so then Jacob became in effect, the firstborn. But this doesn't address the point that knowing Jesus is key to having eternal life!

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    That kind of proves the point that "κυριος" is...

    That kind of proves the point that "κυριος" is another name for God.


    But it sets him apart from all people, so Jesus is no mere man.


    But this doesn't address the point that knowing Jesus is...
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    Yes, God in the Trinity knows all things. That is...

    Yes, God in the Trinity knows all things. That is not to say that some detail couldn't be hidden from a member of the Trinity.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    I noted a claim that RNA had been synthesized,...

    I noted a claim that RNA had been synthesized, "RNA has been synthesized in conditions that may have resembled those on the early Earth." Only they didn't synthesize RNA, so this claim is false.

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    We can estimate the probability of certain events...

    We can estimate the probability of certain events in nature, such as the formation of a biomolecule randomly.


    My point was that forensic analysis is acceptable and widely acknowledged.


    Yes,...
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    And Lord is another name for God. So Jesus...

    And Lord is another name for God.



    So Jesus is set apart from all people here.


    So knowing Jesus (and the Father) gives eternal life! This could not be said of a mere man.
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    Where does it say that all the members of the...

    Where does it say that all the members of the Trinity must be omniscient in this detail?

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    A calculation of the probability of spontaneous...

    A calculation of the probability of spontaneous biogenesis by information theory.

    Geological evidence for the “warm little pond” is missing. It is concluded that belief in currently accepted...
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    "A posteriori definition, from particular...

    "A posteriori definition, from particular instances to a general principle or law; based upon actual observation or upon experimental data."

    That would not be the same as estimating the...
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    That's just 1-probability(nature did it). ...

    That's just 1-probability(nature did it).


    That won't hold up in court, "Your honor, we don't know yet, because there might be a natural explanation for my car hitting that other car."
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    So where do they synthesize RNA? But is it...

    So where do they synthesize RNA?


    But is it racemic? Probably so, and if so, puts a dent in their claim.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    It seems they synthesized the bases for RNA, but...

    It seems they synthesized the bases for RNA, but not RNA itself, for RNA, you need ribose. This statement claims too much, as does the claim that they can form under one set of conditions, which...
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    As I have heard, "this" refers to "by grace you...

    As I have heard, "this" refers to "by grace you have been saved through faith" (not to "gift"). Though "gift" does seem to refer back to "this".

    Does “and this” (kai touto) connect with “faith,”...
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    How are the probabilities I was talking about a...

    How are the probabilities I was talking about a posteriori? Or I must be misunderstanding you.


    No, the anthropic principle depends on a naturalistic worldview, ISTM.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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