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Abiogenesis experiments produce toxins such as cyanide and formaldehyde (Talk.Origins)
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Miller-Urey type experiments produce toxic chemicals, such as cyanide and formaldehyde, but not amino acids.
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.
(Talk.Origins quotes in blue)
- Cyanide and formaldehyde are necessary building blocks for important biochemical compounds, including amino acids). They are not toxins in this context.
- Miller-Urey experiments produce amino acids among other chemical compounds.
In their statement of the claim as quoted above Talk Origins is misrepresenting what the source said.
A more accurate statement of the claim would be:
When conducted with realistic gas mixtures, Miller-Urey type experiments produce toxic chemicals, such as cyanide and formaldehyde, but not amino acids.