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    "This is the disciple who testifies to these...

    "This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down." That could hardly be clearer, this is the author of the gospel, claiming to be an eyewitness. As here:

    "The man who...
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    Well, how about this verse? "This is the...

    Well, how about this verse?

    "This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true." (John 21:24)


    Yet these later(!) epistles have...
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    Yes, but they say that Jesus was replaced by...

    Yes, but they say that Jesus was replaced by somebody else. This does not seem so likely as the Christian explanation, Wallace would I think say that the best explanation if you accept the...
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    "That which was from the beginning, which we have...

    "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life...
  5. But a little chirality is not what is required,...

    But a little chirality is not what is required, major chirality (or even homochirality, one wrong-handed molecule in the chain spoils it) is needed.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    The most promising energy production, that of...

    The most promising energy production, that of proton transport, finds its most likely candidate in hydrothermal vents, yet the power there is much less than the power that is required by cells.

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    This is saying some will welcome and listen to...

    This is saying some will welcome and listen to you, and some will not. But the question remains, is it true that God hardens people, lest they turn and be healed? That salvation is ultimately the...
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    But that's not what is being said. That is...

    But that's not what is being said.


    That is sheer speculation, though.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    How is this cherry-picking, though? Yes, we...

    How is this cherry-picking, though?


    Yes, we are beginning with the primitive simple pre-life forms of the hydrothermal vents. What is being argued is that the most promising energy source, the...
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    Well, blinding them seems to have been the...

    Well, blinding them seems to have been the purpose here:

    "Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. This was to fulfill the word of...
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    With Hoyle’s 747 having lumbered down various...

    With Hoyle’s 747 having lumbered down various runways, nearly all origins of life (OOL) researchers came to recognize that the appearance of the first cell could not have been a matter of sheer dumb...
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    But I was taking Miller's starting point, in...

    But I was taking Miller's starting point, in hydrothermal vents.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    Well, the claim that Jesus rose from the dead is...

    Well, the claim that Jesus rose from the dead is early (see 1 Cor. 15:3-8). And all the early Jewish leaders would have had to do to refute this claim was to produce the body!


    But he mentions...
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    So do you deny the existence of the supernatural?...

    So do you deny the existence of the supernatural? Starting with that assumption, you will accept any natural explanation, such as group hallucinations, however implausible.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    So which alternative do you adopt? I would...

    So which alternative do you adopt? I would maintain with Wallace that no alternative explanation fits the facts better than the resurrection of Jesus, once the possibility of the supernatural is...
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    Fair enough, and groups of people claimed to see...

    Fair enough, and groups of people claimed to see Christ risen, and group hallucinations are unlikely.


    Though we cannot just discount the accounts of their deaths as legendary without further...
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    The reason people reject the resurrection

    I am reading J. Warner Wallace's "Cold Case Christianity", and was struck by the fact that the one reason people reject the resurrection of Jesus is because of a rejection of the supernatural. Once...
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    I believe that God chooses in salvation,...

    I believe that God chooses in salvation, ultimately, not us, all the analogies of salvation are passive on our part (new birth, creation, etc.).

    “The great destroyer of man is the will of man. I...
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    Eric Metaxas interviews Ravi...

    Eric Metaxas interviews Ravi about his life and ministry...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LfmEVJ1d_k
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    Well, that may be, but see the quote by Harold...

    Well, that may be, but see the quote by Harold Morowitz the biophysicist above.


    I believe England could be characterized as a biophysicist:

    England earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry...
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    Well, it was apparently early in the history of...

    Well, it was apparently early in the history of life:

    The evolution of ATP synthase is thought to have been modular whereby two functionally independent subunits became associated and gained new...
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    This article concludes with: Testing the idea,...

    This article concludes with:

    Testing the idea, however, will be tricky, Amend told LiveScience. "Mimicking natural conditions in the lab is a lot more difficult than it sounds."
    So what we have...
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    Because they're so widespread in usage, across...

    Because they're so widespread in usage, across cell types and microorganisms and multicellular creatures.

    Blessings,
    Lee
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    No, that opens the topic for discussion. No...

    No, that opens the topic for discussion.


    No energy would indeed be an issue.


    Well, proton pumps are common in cells, they provide energy for making ATP, for instance. Are you saying proton...
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    Well, on Wikipedia we read: In cell...

    Well, on Wikipedia we read:

    In cell respiration, the proton pump uses energy to transport protons from the matrix of the mitochondrion to the inter-membrane space.

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    So proton pumps would...
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