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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

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Poison - origin of life?

The very latest cutting edge fantasy from the magical world of evolutionary thought is that formaldehyde, the highly toxic embalming agent, landed on Earth and turned into living creatures.

Although the very Holy grail of spoofery, this nugget of pure quackery happens to be hitting the real headlines, not just the ones in my head.

Abundant throughout the galaxy, allegedly, this simple compound of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen now occurs naturally in the environment and evolutionists, at a complete and total loss as to how life on Earth began, are now suggesting that some carbon from the formaldehyde, visited earth, 'came alive' and the rest, as they put it, was inevitable.

They don't really address the obvious puzzle that such an abundant compound should often 'come alive' rather than the so-called freak one off occurrence some 4-5 billion years ago.

Formaldehyde is sometimes used to PREVENT RNA from forming secondary structures. RNA, like DNA is a nucleatide. Yet formaldehyde can be used to restrict the form from developing secondary structures.....I assume by now you can see without the aid of pretend science, that the idea is a non starter.

Spoof readers are urged not to conduct their own formaldehyde experiments as it is extremely toxic for humans. As with all other evolutionary flummery, the gullible will swallow this natural law bending myth, while those of a more critical bent will hopefully be mopping up urine having wet themselves laughing at the notion.

It is however encouraging that the evolutionists themselves are joining in the spoofery, and have now taken inventing crazy theories to a whole new level.

Congratulations to the eccentrics who came up with this one, I would have struggled to think of this one myself.

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The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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