Thursday, May 24, 2007

Stanley Miller Dies at Age 77

Dr. Stanley Miller, the famed partner in the Miller-Urey experiment of 1953, died on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at a hospital near his National City, California home. Miller was 77 years old.

As a graduate student, Miller partnered with his doctoral advisor, Dr. Harold Urey, and was responsible for the famed Miller-Urey experiment of 1953. The experiment supposedly simulated the early earth's atmosphere and produced organic compounds by sending electricity through the atmosphere. Many, many problems, however, existed concerning the experiment and it has been discredited greatly in recent years.

Miller spent the majority of this scientific career at the University of California at San Diego (which is also where the Intelligent Design Evolution Awareness Center was first founded).

For the New York Times article on Miller, see here.

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