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A creationist on where the genetic code came from

Busy, busy, busy last night and all day today until late, namely because I’m out of town on business. My schedule has been packed, and I won’t be home until late. There’s no time to post one of my characteristic pearls of verbosity. So what do I do when this happens?

Be grateful that YouTube exists, that’s what. With a little planning ahead and a few minutes’ work, I can make sure that the Respectful Insolence you all know and love keeps flowing while I’m away, only this time with some help. This time around, I’m going to do a couple of audience participation/open thread kind of posts. It’s called “list the creationist fallacies.” This post is part 1 of this endeavor. This short video, called Which Came First, the DNA or the Protein?, is the target. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to answer the question contained therein and/or demonstrate why it is a typical creationist canard. Coupled with my previous entry, it is a daunting task that ought to keep you entertained (I hope) until I return tomorrow.



I’m going to do a couple of audience participation/open thread kind of posts. It’s called “list the creationist fallacies.” This post is part 1 of this endeavor. This short video, called Which Came First, the DNA or the Protein?, is the target. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to answer the question contained therein and/or demonstrate why it is a typical creationist canard.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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