Origin of Life Brochure--Excellent Video re how life may have originated

by Cadellin 7 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Cadellin

    Hi, folks--I'm not sure if this vid has been posted before but its worth watching for a simple (and likely simplistic) hypothesis on the formation of life. As many of you know, one of the (numerous) difficulties with the latest WT brochure The Origin of Life, Five Questions Worth Asking is the way it conflates evolution with abiogenesis, then quotes scientists like Robert Shapiro who say that, for instance, the RNA world hypothesis won't work because of thus and such. THEN, the WT (somewhat dishonestly) uses those words as "proof" that any kind of naturalistic origin is impossible (instead of revealing what Shapiro, in this case, is really saying--that while the RNA world hypothesis has problems, there are other hypotheses that overcome those problems).

    At any rate, this is worth watching, both for the easy to understand explanation of one possible hypothesis from a Harvard scientist and for the cool way the text is calibrated with the final movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.


  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney


  • unshackled

    Thought this National Geographic article from yesterday was fitting to the topic...

    Life Ingredients Found in Superhot Meteorites—A First

  • Cadellin

    Fascinating, Unshackled--thanks for the link!

  • unshackled

    Thanks Cadellin...love this stuff. Just found another that goes into the possible meteorite origins...

    Space rock surprise: Amino acids in meteorite may have unexpected origin

  • Shepherd Book
    Shepherd Book

    Here's a video I made last summer regarding the Origin of Life brochure:


  • Cadellin

    Shepherd: Your video is also excellent; I've watched it a couple of times. Your voice is identical to that of my BIL--kind of freakin' me out! Thanks for posting it here. Both of these are a must-watch!

  • wobble

    Thanks all, the above stuff is real Gold.

    We really must keep an eye out for the Wt trying to get this crap they have produced out, by making it the "Offer" in the Kingdom Ministry, if they do we need a concerted campaign to show how scurrilous their brochures are, and to make the Witnesses as embarrassed as they should be to foist this on the public.

Share this