Just a question for intelligent design proponents hostile to abiogenesis…
…such as Denyse O’Leary and basically every other member of the Discovery Institute (run-of-the-mill creationists might find this applicable to themselves as well):
If certain origin of life experiments are invalid because they involve intelligent agents setting their starting conditions to certain levels of complexity, are historical re-enactments and museum exhibits also invalid?
Both involve humans setting up conditions in order to observe what happened when those conditions existed in the past, even though direct overseeing intelligence was not responsible for their previous occurrence in history.
If you’re an intelligent design proponent and you find that this question doesn’t apply to you — congratulations, you have slightly more understanding of the processes of science than was previously thought.
[Cross-posted from Homologous Legs]