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TNRTB Classic: Cell Blueprints

A few days ago I asserted that the creation of artificial life in the laboratory demonstrates that the genesis of life requires the work of intelligent agency. Success in synthetic biology, whether from the bottom-up or top-down, requires the work of highly trained scientists who rely on several hundred years of scientific knowledge. In the process, these researchers develop sophisticated strategies and elaborate protocols that they execute carefully in a controlled environment, often with sophisticated instrumentation.

Below is a link to a past article that highlights just how elaborate the strategy has to be to generate artificial cells. 

Subjects: Artificial Life in the Lab

Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana