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TNRTB Classic: The Top-Down Approach to Artificial Life

Earlier this week, I wrote about recent advances in the creation of artificial cells from the bottom-up. Researchers have also made significant progress in creating artificial life from the top-down.

The implications of this approach for the origin-of-life are the same as for the bottom-up endeavor. Namely, the creation of artificial life in the laboratory demonstrates that the genesis of life does not occur through random processes but requires the work of intelligent agency.

Click here for past articles and podcasts that discuss the top-down approach to artificial life.

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