I have written a lengthy article on Presuppositionalist Apologetics and the "Transcendental Argument".
I have revised my page on the "Hitler and Stalin" argument against atheism.
I have also expanded and revised my page on the origin of life ('abiogenesis'). Here are some of the new things on that page:
Addendum B: A Summary of the Evolution of the Genetic Code
Components of the Genetic Code:
DNA, mRNA, tRNA, Ribosome.
DNA is the "storage medium" which holds all the information for making a living creature. Messenger RNA, or mRNA, "reads" and copies the information of DNA. Transfer RNA molecules, or tRNA, brings specific amino acids to the mRNA chain. Ribosomes are in charge of matching tRNAs with the mRNA code.The amino acids form proteins which make up all aspects of living things, from skin to internal organs and muscles.
So, as you can see from my simplified explanation of the genetic code, it is fairly complex and may seem (at first) to be impossible to explain by natural means. Yet it is not. Consider this: Scientist have discovered RNA which can act as both mRNA and tRNA (1). This in and of itself is a drastic simplification of the genetic code. But we can go even further: we can postulate that all of the components of the genetic code originally came from chains of RNA called Ribozymes. We now know that the Ribosome is a Ribozyme (2). Scientists have even successfully derived DNA from an RNA ribozyme through a process designed to simulate evolution (3). Essentially, all of the genetic code seems to be derived from chains of RNA.
Components of the Genetic Code and where they came from:
DNA - Ribozyme
mRNA, tRNA - Common ancestor ribozyme which performed both functions.
Ribosome - Ribozyme
1. Di Giulio M., The early phases of genetic code origin: conjectures on the evolution of coded catalysis. Orig Life Evol Biosph. 2003 Oct;33(4-5):479-89. (page 7)
2. Cech, T., Structural Biology: The Ribosome is a Ribozyme. Science 2000 Aug 11;289(5481):878-9.
Addendum C: Creationist Arguments about the Origin of Life
I highly recommend all three of these essays which dismantle creationist arguments against abiogenesis quite thoroughly:
Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Probability of Abiogenesis Calculations by Ian Musgrave
Are the Odds Against the Origin of Life Too Great to Accept? By Richard Carrier
Dismantling Jonathan Wells' arguments against the Origin of Life