Homer Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry :
Directions for the reproduction of plans, for energy and the extraction of parts from the current environment, for the growth sequence, and for the effector mechanism translating instructions into growth-all had to be simultaneously present at that moment [when life began]. This combination of events has seemed an incredibly unlikely happenstance...
Homer Jacobson, "Information, Reproduction and the Origin of Life," American Scientist, January 1955, p. 121.
Science writer John Horgan
DNA cannot do its work, including forming more DNA, without the help of catalyticproteins, or enzymes. In short, proteins cannot form without DNA, but neither can DNA form without proteins.
John Horgan, "In the Beginning," Scientific American, vol. 264, February 1991, ...p. 119
German biochemist Douglas R. Hofstadter :
'How did the Genetic Code, along with the mechanisms for its translation (ribosomes and RNA molecules), originate?' For the moment, we will have to content ourselves with a sense of wonder and awe, rather than with an answer.
Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, ...Escher, Bach:... An Eternal Golden Braid, Vintage Books, New York, 1980, p. 548.
WONDER and AWE , at the obvious intelligence needed to produce complex living organisms ............But there must be a naturalistic explanation for which we have no answer .
GENESIS 1:1 IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED ...........