“What was the first living thing made of? Was it DNA? Was it RNA? Was it just proteins? Was it some mix?
What was its code? How many amino acids did it have? When did it come into being?
How many kinds of proteins did it have? How many of each?
Where did it come into being? In space? In the atmosphere? In the ocean? In a tide pool?
In clay or mud? What protected it from UV rays? What was the composition of the atmosphere at that time?
If it was in water, how did the amino acids keep from being dissipated by the water?
What was the energy source for these reactions?
Where there any enzymes in it? Which ones? Certain required reactions need enzymes as catalysts. If not, the reaction may take a vast number of years. Surely the primitive thing could not last more than a minute much less than many years.
How did it survive? Where did the protective layer come from? What was the protected layer? How did that part get reproduced?
How was it able to divide itself? The protective layer must also divide and then close.
What was its food source? How did it remove waste? How did it repair itself? How did these things move in and out of the protective layer since they must be gated.
Please explain how it was ever able to reproduce itself.
If the first living thing was just proteins, how did it ever get evolve to use RNA? It is irreducibly complex. You need all the parts to be working for it not to be destruction.
If it was RNA based, how did it to ever evolve to use DNA? It is irreducibly complex. You need all the parts to be working for it not to be destruction.”
These are all about abiogenesis, not evolution, and are thus irrelevant to the issue at hand.
“Please explain how anything that is irreducibly complex evolves.”
It’s not irreducibly complex.
Please explain how the eye came to be. It is irreducibly complex. It happened independently more than once. Please explain all of these plus hearing, smell, and taste.
Please explain how flight came to be. It is irreducibly complex. It happened independently more than once. Please explain all of these.
Please explain how blood clotting came to be. It is irreducibly complex.
Please explain how the first multi cell creature came to be.
Please explain how the bone tissue came to be.
Please explain how the citrus cycle came to be. It is irreducibly complex.
Please explain how ATP came to be and how the first creature that used it evolved that capability. The mechanism is irreducibly complex.
In fact, there are many things in living things that are irreducibly complex. Please explain how any of them evolved.
These being irreducibly complex is an unprovable assertion. [See thread about irreducible complexity]. All of these would be (or are) useful even at low efficiencies.
The science seems to have identified mitochondrial Eve and the recent origin of x chromosome Adam. This matches recent creation and destroys evolution. Why?
If I remember correctly, that is a misunderstanding of those terms.
Short lived comets are a problem for long ages of the universe. Why?
I’ll concur. Why is that a problem? All of them of which I am aware can be readily explained through gravitational perturbations.
Where are all the remains of all the people that have died? Where are all their artifacts? If mankind has been around for 100,000 years, there must be a lot more than has been found. Why?
People are flimsy, they live on land in warm climates a lot of the time, there weren’t very many of them until very recently, and for a lot of their history, they had very, very few material possesions.
If evolution is gradual, there should be millions of chains of missing links. All are missing. Why?
The claim that all are missing is only possible to maintain by dismissing the thousands of readily findable examples.
There should also be partially developed organs, etc. in all individual creatures right now and that have ever lived. There are not why?
The problem is finding fossil organs at all, because they decay so readily.
The odds against these 2 things are mind boggling.
They should be finding missing links every day. Why not?
They are. It’s just that most people don’t get excited about “New finding of transitional form between Pelycidion matthewsi and Pelycidion megalomastoma” [tiny snails].
How do you explain the Cambrian explosion? Within a short time, all the basic body types appear fully developed. The trilobite just appears and yet it has one of the most complex eyes.
1. It took place over about 70 million years; 2. Punctuated equilibrium is an old notion by now.
Why are there living fossils?
They found smoothing that worked and change has been inhibited because of “it ain’t broke, why fix it?”
How does one explain polystrate trees?
Episodic rapid sedimentation.
How does one explain soft tissue and blood vessels in dinosaur tissue?
Tough soft tissue lasts a while, as does mineralized soft tissue.
How does one explain dinosaur tissue with DNA and other biomolecules still being intact?
They don’t exist. What have been found are breakdown products and tiny pieces of biomolecules.
How does one explain dinosaur tissue, and diamonds that are not C-14 dead?
Contamination is the source for the C-14.
Why is there too much C-14 in some samples of coal and fossilized wood?
Contamination is the source for the C-14.
How do you explain ancient microbes revived?
Super long-term inactivity, and/or contamination.
How do you explain parentless polonium 210 radiohaloes in granites?
How do you explain elliptical polonium 210 halos in the same strata with circular halos?
Why are those issues for an old earth?
There is a great deception in some of the ages that are quoted by evolutionists. Why the deception?
First, give me evidence of this deception.
There are inconsistencies in the radioactive dating results of many things. So isochron dating has been used. But even then, there are many large discrepancies. Why?
Someone did something wrong or a sample was contaminated.
The inconsistencies in the dating of things and in all “clocks” used to set the age of things can be simply explained if some miraculous events occurred. These would be 6-day creation, the fall of man and the curse on creation and the worldwide flood about 4500 years ago.
That does not explain radiometric dating at all.
What is the recipe for primordial soup, and can I buy a can of it?
It’s an idiomatic term, and is irrelevant.
There is a lack of a 50-50 racemization of amino acids in fossils. Why?
Why do living things have all left-handed amino acid. How did that happen by random processes?
We don’t know.
There are discontinuous fossil sequences in the fossil record. Why?
Which sort of discontinuous?
Oil, coal, and opals can be formed rapidly under certain conditions. Why the deception?
What deception? Those conditions are really rare.
The evidence is that the coal beads and fossilized wood were formed rapidly. Why?
There are missing layers representing millions of years. Why?
Ones due to erosion?
Why are there ephemeral markings at the boundaries of layers? That shows rapid deposit.
What sort of markings? I need more details to figure out what this means.
The Great Barrier reef is only 4200 years old; the oldest tree is only 4300 years old. Why?
The age of the Sahara Desert is only 4000 years old. Why?
That’s how long the oldest species of tree live? And exactly the technique for determining that age proves some of the nearby trunks to have originated over 10,000 years ago. As for the others, climate shifts.
If intelligent man was around for 100,000 years or more, Cro-Magnon for about 40,000 years, why did he not figure out how to drop a seed in the ground and farm? How did they go from nothing to farming?
Hunting and gathering is way lower-effort than farming. And there is an intermediate: semidomesticates
Why does this phenomenon occur in diverse places around the world at the same?
The climate got drier and colder and it got harder to live nomadically?
Where are all the structures that the built? The pyramids are about 4200 years old. How did they go from nothing to that? And this phenomenon occurs in many parts of the world about the same time?
Destroyed, or just ignored by this–there are city from over 9,000 years ago.
Where are all the writings from before 6000 years ago? Yet they go from nothing to writings. Why does this phenomenon occur in a number of places around the world at the same?
Having enough of an administration to bother or have time to do so appeared about then?
Why are there no calendars over 6000 years?
Having enough of an administration to bother or have time to do so appeared about then?
History is too short. Why?
Why is this an issue?
There is too much helium in radioactive rocks. Why?
It was measured improperly.
There is helium in old zircon crystals. Why?
It got trapped there.
Thick sedimentary rock layers bent beyond the fracturing point, yet not fractured. Why?
Most of them did break, and the YEC sources lie about them.
The Mississippi river delta and deltas around the world show the result of one large flood like the worldwide flood. Why?
No, they don’t. They show very long-term patterns.
The arms of spiral galaxies should no longer exist, but they do. Why?
There is not enough helium in the earth’s atmosphere to support an old atmosphere. Why?
There is not enough sediment at the bottom of the sea to support an old earth. Why?
High speed objects in globular clusters show that they are young. Why?
These are all just plain wrong.
Living fossils invalidate not only the age and origin of the sedimentary rock but refute evolution over eons.
This is a non-sequitur.
The natural direction of life is degeneration not evolution.
The genetic load in all creatures means they would have ceased to exist after so much time. They have not. Why?
If this is true, why do bacteria exist at all?
The DNA, RNA, and proteins with some of these being enzymes is a triply interconnected irreducibly complex system. Evolution could not be the mechanism to produce these.
This being impossible is an unsupported assertion.
There are depictions of dinosaurs from ancient cultures. Why?
They saw bones? They were creative?
Job 40:15-19 describes a plant eating dinosaur, probably Brachiosaurus. Why?
Probably not a dinosaur: Job and Dinosaurs
Almost all ancient cultures have a record of a worldwide blood and a remnant saved on a great boat, sometimes 8 people. How do explain that?
I think that the flood was probably a major regional one, with surviving cultural memories. Also, floods happen in a lot of places.
There are about 30,000 figurines of dinosaurs date about 2500 years ago. How do you explain that?
Are you sure that those weren’t fakes? And that they actually depict dinosaurs?
All population growth statistics invalidate mankind being around for more than 6000 years old but match only 8 people being saved in the ark. It also matches the world population at the time of Christ and today.
Where is this data from?
It does not seem that there is enough force for the Indian sub-continent to have crashed into Asia and raised the Himalayan Mountain range with just plate tectonics. Why?
How is there not enough force?
The dim young sun paradox invalidates long ages for the sun, evolution, and life on the earth.
The rate of recession of the moon from the earth limits the age of the moon.
The rapid decline of the Earth’s magnetic strength limits the age of the earth. Why?
That’s a data artifact from looking at a tiny blip of data and ignoring the rest of it.
The salt content of the oceans is too low for an old earth. Why?
The concentration of various minerals in the ocean limits the age of the oceans. Why?
How is it too low? There is a cycle length for different compounds. By this logic, they can’t be more than a few years old, given a few elements.
The rock layers show no signs of erosion between layers. Why?
There is no time between rock layers for slow deposition. Why?
There is not enough erosion of continental plates for an old earth. Why?
Earth is not cooled enough for it to be old. Why?
Earth’s rotation rate is slowing for it to be old. Why?
Haeckel’s drawings were not accurate, yet his drawings are still used for evolution. Why the fraud?
I have yet to see them used, other than for history.
Nebraska man was not a man. Why the fraud?
People realized it was one a while back.
The Milken experiment is a disaster for evolutionists. Why the deception.
What was this again?
Beware of the old con “the building blocks of life”. Why the deception?
What does this mean?
Please explain how asexual reproduction evolved into sexual reproduction. Without all things working the switch over leads to the destruction of the creature. But there is no survival advantage to the incomplete system.
Please explain how asexual reproduction evolved. It too is irreducibly complex.
Again, these are empty assertions.
Okay, let’s apply the “any evidence against disproves it” to YEC: explain shallow marine fossil deposits, radiometric dating, sequence stratigraphy, and oil companies using old earth models.