An important announcement from a top scientist.
Dr. Ronald Breslow is a noted scientist at Columbia University. Among other accomplishments, he’s a member of multiple scientific academies around the world, has won the U.S. National Medal of Science, and is the past President of the American Chemical Society. He even has an award named after him (the Ronald Breslow Award in Biomimetic Chemistry).
In other words, he’s one of America’s most respected scientists.
That’s why it was big news recently when he announced that dinosaurs probably rule other planets.
But not just any dinosaurs. “Advanced” dinosaurs.
You might think such a crackpot claim would be dismissed by his fellow scientists. You’d be wrong.
Breslow published a paper1 about this in the highly-respected Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Before discussing his ‘reasoning’, let’s get some background.
Life here on Earth has defied evolutionary efforts to explain its origins. Among many other challenges, life is composed of proteins that are made exclusively of amino acids that have a certain geometry (often called “left-handed”).
Conversely, sugars are all made of right-handed amino acids.
Why is this important? Because when you make amino acids in the laboratory, you always get an equal mixture of both kinds.
You never get only one kind. In fact, even if you separate out the two kinds from each other, you won’t have pure samples for long. Some of the amino acids in each batch will change back to the other kind. (This process is called racemization.)
Evolutionists who believe that life formed by itself without a Creator have a real problem here. They need random mixtures of chemicals to somehow sort themselves out into pure solutions of non-racemic amino acids, and stay that way.
But this is chemically impossible.
Anyway, back to the alien dinosaurs…
Professor Breslow knows about the ‘handedness’ problem (known more formally as the ‘chirality’ problem) for the origin of life. And he’s been trying to figure it out.
Here’s a summary of his proposed solution.
Millions of years ago, meteorites were flying through space and hit the Earth. These meteorites were carrying a slight excess of left-handed amino acids compared to right-handed ones.
Then, through a series of complicated chemical processes, the left-handed ones got concentrated together. Eventually, thanks to a long process of “evolutionary success,” life formed.
The holes in this story are wide enough to drive a truck through. Breslow himself acknowledges that it’s incomplete, and that it merely “fills in some of the cracks” in the chirality problem.
If it ended there, his scientific paper would have been a yawner to everybody except other biochemists interested in the origins of life. But he couldn’t resist adding one final paragraph to the end.
He concluded the paper by noting that since meteorites had seeded life on Earth, they probably would have done so elsewhere too. Therefore:
“An implication of this work is that elsewhere in the universe there could exist life forms based on D amino acids and L sugars… Such life forms could even be advanced versions of dinosaurs, if mammals did not have the good fortune to have the dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroidal collision, as on Earth.”
As he explained later to an interviewer, the mammals on Earth that evolved and “became us” were only able to do so because an asteroid collision had wiped out the dinosaurs.
Therefore, “on a planet similar to ours without the asteroid collision it is unlikely that human types would be there, more probably advanced lizards [dinosaurs]”.
Not only that, he concluded his paper with an ominous warning. These alien dinosaurs would be so advanced that:
“We would be better off not meeting them.”
(Apparently their alien dino-technology is better than ours. There’s nothing worse than meeting an aggressive alien dinosaur who has better weapons than you do.)
So there you go.
One of the country’s top scientists has applied the ‘science’ of evolution and shown that there are “advanced” dinosaurs ruling alien planets.
So advanced, in fact, that “we would be better off not meeting them.”
Meanwhile, creationists are ridiculed in the media as “not knowing how science works.”
The irony here is rich.
1. Breslow, R., Evidence for the Likely Origin of Homochirality in Amino Acids, Sugars, and Nucleosides on Prebiotic Earth, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (16), pp 6887-6892, DOI: 10.1021/ja3012897. Interestingly, the paper was retracted a few weeks after publication. Apparently Breslow had “self-plagiarized” – he repeated work that he had already published elsewhere. as originally published in CREATION ASTRONOMY NEWS – Volume III, #2 (sign up for the newsletter at his website) reprinted with permission from the author. Please call our office or email us at [email protected] for additional resources on these subjects.
1. Breslow, R., Evidence for the Likely Origin of Homochirality in Amino Acids, Sugars, and Nucleosides on Prebiotic Earth, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (16), pp 6887-6892, DOI: 10.1021/ja3012897. Interestingly, the paper was retracted a few weeks after publication. Apparently Breslow had “self-plagiarized” – he repeated work that he had already published elsewhere.
as originally published in
CREATION ASTRONOMY NEWS – Volume III, #2 (sign up for the newsletter at his website)
reprinted with permission from the author.
Please call our office or email us at [email protected] for additional resources on these subjects.