Re: The young age of Earth

David J. Tyler (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 17:41:50 GMT

Kevin O'Brien made this memorable comment on Thu, 18 Mar 1999 in
response to a statement originating from Ami:

> >Your reasoning is based on the assumption that abiogenesis is fact. It is
> >not. It is a theory.
> >
> Actually, it is a fact, because we can reproduce it in the laboratory.

I will predict that in 10 years from now, origin-of-life researchers
will still be seeking the elusive secret of the chemical origin of
life. If I am right, I will ask Kevin to review his "Actually"
statement and ask himself what factors led him to make such a bold,
confident and erroneous pronouncement. In the meantime, I will
record his words in my "quotebook" - I'm sure I'll find suitable
occasions to make use of them.

Best regards,
David J. Tyler.