Why Science Cannot Explain the Origin of Life

An Interview with Dr. James Tour


Shane Morris

Where and how did life begin? Can naturalistic evolution account for it?

Synthetic organic chemist and Rice University professor Dr. James Tour explains that the typical naturalistic explanation for the origin of life–that there was some primordial soup, lightning flashes, then molecules came together and formed a cell, which evolved into more complicated life–is “fallacious” and “a bunch of nonsense.”

As Dr. Tour tells Shane Morris today on the BreakPoint Podcast, “If any scientists” claim to know the process by which life came about, “they are lying.”

In this fascinating interview, Dr. Tour explains the extraordinarily complex sets of building blocks and processes that had to come together to form life in ways we still cannot explain.

Download the MP3 audio here. 


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