Defending God's Truth

The Origin of Life

Genesis 1:9-13; 20-23; 24-31 "In the beginning God created ..."

“16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Colossians 1:12-16

Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist, cosmologist, and astrobiologist at Arizona State University. In New Scientist, Vol. 179 (2403):32, July 12, 2003 stated: “It’s a shame that there are precious few hard facts when it comes to the origin of life... the how part has everybody stumped. Nobody knows how a mixture of lifeless chemicals spontaneously organized themselves into the first living cell.”

Robert Gange, Ph.D. (research scientist with extensive research in the field of cryophysics and information systems.), Origins and Destiny, 1986, p. 77 stated: “The likelihood of life having occurred through a chemical accident is, for all intents and purposes, zero.”

Miller-Urey Experiment

Stanley Miller and Harold Urey devised an experiment that was designed to prove the possibility of life coming into existence by the right mixture of chemicals. The success or failure of that experiment has been debated.

Two Problems with the Experiment:

(1) They used the wrong molecules.

In Holt Biology 2006, on page 254 it states: "We now know that the reductant molecules used in Miller's experiment could not have existed in abundance on the early Earth. Four billion years ago, Earth did not have a protective layer of ozone gas, - Today ozone protects Earth's surface from most of the sun's damaging ultraviolet radiation. Without ozone, ultraviolet radiation would have destroyed any ammonia and methane present in the atmosphere."

(2) They left out oxygen.

They also did not include oxygen, even though it is believed oxygen did exist in abundance in earth's early atmosphere. The existence of oxygen however would have ruined the experiment. 

The Law of Biogenesis

The only scientific hypothesis being given at this time is that life came into existence from the right mixture of chemicals coming together under the right conditions. However, a known law of science (Biogenesis) indicates that life does not come from non-life, but only from other life.

Something to keep in mind: Life coming from non-life, has never been observed, nor produced in a laboratory experiment.

Left-handed Amino Acids

1. A mixture of left-handed and right-handed amino acids is a poison to life.

2. All biological proteins (all life) contain 100% left-handed amino acids.

3. When a living organism dies, the natural property of amino acids is to revert to a mixture (left-handed and right-handed).

4. When a solution of left-handed amino acids is left alone, the amino acids slowly alter until the solution becomes approximately a mixture of 50/50 right-handed and left-handed amino acids.

In "life" or "death," the natural tendency is half left-handed amino acids, and half right-handed. All life forms are made up of 100% left-handed amino acids.

Life is a miracle!