Molecular Biology & The Breath of Life - Part II

*RSR’s List of Real Things, (That Are Real): Beginning with “Male and Female” RSR has designated “sex” as the first real thing to be listed on the RSR “List of Real Things”. These are real things that require no further debate regarding their fundamental definition. Do you have a nomination to add to RSR’s many valuable lists? (FYI - the sum of 2+2 has already been nominated). Send your “real thing” to

 Laughing all the Way to Eternity: Listen in to clip from a classic episode of Real Science Radio with Michael Behe and hear Bob describe the sophistication of the “simple” Plant Hopper, with a joy that only Bob could put across on the radio.

 *The Chicken and the Egg: An understanding of the process by which ATP synthase produces energy only leads one to the question of where did the energy come from to build the first ATP synthase? Here’s a likely explanation.

 Baby’s Breath: Find out why so many religious traditions imply that a human being acquires “personhood”, (and the Right to Life) with their first breath, and how a more scientific analysis of Genesis 2:7 shows us respiration is about far more than just breathing.

 *It’s the Chicken All the Way: Our discussion was animated by the question of how much ATP is required to build the ATP Synthase, and that led to an examination of biblical versus secular attempts to explain the motor, imitate the motor, and to speculate as to how it could have come to be.

 *Science in the Shadow of the Madmen: Find out how three Jews, (Fritz Lipmann, Hermann Kalckar & Hans Krebs fled the darkness of Hitler’s Socialist Hellscape to lay the foundations of our understanding of molecular biology and how our bodies convert food into energy.

 Anaerobic and Aerobic Exercise: Hear how the respiratory chain involves far more than simple breathing, and why this means a baby is a person before he can breathe.

 Child’s Play: Leave it to our Creator to make something like ATP Synthase - so irreducibly sophisticated that to understand it requires the greatest minds in science, and to mimic its simplest function requires institutional direction technological infrastructure, but the truth of it can be elucidated in one sentence by a child.