DNA and Proteins’ Excellent Adventure
Take Two Apologetics
Bill: The truth is, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar.
Ted: Yes, Bill. But I do not believe we will get Eddie Van Halen until we have a triumphant video.
Bill: Ted, it’s pointless to have a triumphant video before we even have decent instruments.
Ted: Well how can we have decent instruments if we don’t really even know how to play?
Bill: That is why we need Eddie Van Halen.
Ted: And that is why we need a triumphant video.
Both: Excellent! *air guitar*
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At first look, this scene might not seem relevant to a discussion on the origin of life. But when you’re trying to explain mutually interdependent systems to a 16-year-old, you take what you can get. To the 16-year-old (my son, in this case), the idea that DNA and proteins (mutually interdependent) could emerge simultaneously on early Earth made as much sense as trying to get Eddie Van Halen on guitar by getting Eddie Van Halen on guitar…
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