Today I will be debunking Creationism.org . This site contains typical creationist nonsense, most of which is refuted in "An Index to Creationist Claims". However, I thought I would focus on a single article just to show how wrong they are:
Could Life Just Happen?
It is interesting that the author says "the leap from simple amino acids to a DNA molecule is astronomical" because he has gotten his basic biochemistry wrong: Amino Acids are not at all part of Nucleic Acids like DNA and RNA. He is also confused about the Second Law of Thermodynamics: The Second Law does not prevent increasing complexity or organization. It prevents entropy, the amount of unusable energy in a system, from decreasing.
His assertion is easily debunked by simple experiments: Cyanide has a tendency to form more complex molecules. In fact, nucleotides (very complex molecules that make up RNA) were produced by Stanley Miller in a frozen vial of cyanide and ammonia. This was done without any input of energy, not even heat, since the solution was frozen.
Let this serve as a warning: always be wary of creationists, especially those who hold no credentials in biology: The man who wrote this is described as a "volunteer animal speaker" at Oregon Zoo.