Jack Szostak from Harvard Medical School is “trying to build a synthetic cellular system that undergoes Darwinian evolution” to silence once and for all the creationists and Intelligent Design proponents out there. Well, Good Luck with that!
Szostak [content edited] at least he got his Nobel Prize before beginning to chase ghosts. It’s also telling that he feels Darwinian evolution is not “settled science” and in fact needs the experimental proof he seeks.
Success in this initiative will of course not put an end to creationism and ID (after all Szostak himself is a pretty intelligent designer), not that linking to the failed 1952 Miller-Urey experiment among others augurs any imminent breakthrough.