Amino acids aren't generated from just CO2, nitrogen, and water (Talk.Origins)
When the Miller-Urey experiment is run with an atmosphere consisting only of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapor, no amino acids are produced. Source:
- Discovery Institute. 2003. A preliminary analysis of the treatment of evolution in biology textbooks currently being considered for adoption by the Texas State Board of Education., p. 5.
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1. The claim is false. Such an atmosphere does give rise to amino acids (Schlesinger and Miller 1983).
Talk Origins cited source does not show this. None of the experiments used an atmosphere consisting only of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapor. The experiments that produced amino acids all had either free hydrogen or methane.