From time to time, when I am not actively engaged in “dishonest quote-mining” of materialists and evolutionists, I take time to actually read their writings. Today I was reading John Maynard Smith.
I now want to take a great leap forward in time, and suppose that not only has a modern protein-synthesizing machinery evolved, but that specific enzymes exist catalysing specific reactions, and that the organism has a cell membrane which prevents the products of catalysis from diffusing away.
– p. 115
This isn’t a great leap forward in time, it’s just a great leap. Poof! A cell membrane! I love how that just magically appeared. Let’s assume a fully functional cell membrane.
It seems likely that repair enzymes evolved early, because the need for them would have been much greater before the appearance of an ozone layer in the atmosphere.
– p. 118
Poof! Repair enzymes! Because they were needed. You couldn’t make this stuff up.
The Theory of Evolution
John Maynard Smith
First published by Penguin Books 1958
Cambridge University Press (Canto edition), 1993
ISBN 0 521 45128 0
Chapter 6: The Origin and Early Evolution of Life