mixing frequent personal attacks on Meyer with exposes of occasional typos and the possible discovery of one minor error….
Matheson is noteworthy because he at least gives every indication that he’s reading Signature in the Cell before attacking its author. It would have been preferable for Matheson to have read the book entirely before rendering judgment. But when it comes to many other critics of Signature in the Cell on the internet, this is progress…
Until quite recently, no completely satisfactory synthesis of the pyrimidine nucleotides has been available. The existence of a synthetic pathway has now been established (Matthew W. Powner et al., “The synthesis of activated pyrimidine ribonucleotides in prebiotically plausible conditions,” Nature 459, pp. 239–242).
Questions of pre-biotic plausibility remain. Can the results of Powner et al. be reproduced without Powner et al.?
Hereinafter I will provide a succinct summary of some of the contents of the proceedings which proceeded forth from the new—and free—ebook, Signature of Controversy - Responses to Critics of Signature in the Cell1
1. David Klinghoffer, Ed., Signature of Controversy - Responses to Critics of Signature in the Cell (Seattle, WA: Discovery Institute Press, 2010) Copyright 2010 by Discovery Institute.