Origin of Life
As we have seen in previous articles, the Theory of Evolution suffers many insurmountable obstacles for a thinking individual. There is not trace of it ever happening in the Fossil Record nor is it happening today. Therefore I think it is only fair to ask "is it even possible?"
The gaps in the fossil record are serious enough to doom evolution, but there is another nail for the coffin even more menacing to this indefensible fable, and that is the origin of life.
There is an absolute scientific law called Biogenesis, which states that life comes only from life, and can only come from ancestors who have a similar genetic make-up.
. Evolution requires that life "evolved" from non living material. In this article we will discuss the probability of this happening by chance in some long ago primeval ocean or swamp. After all, if life evolved from inorganic material, this is where it must have came from.
We will examine a few of the requirements for life to have evolved from inorganic material, but first, letís scrap the term simple life; There is no such thing. Secondly, letís not equate chemical compounds as being life. They are essential, but without a program designed for each cell, the chemicals would just be lifeless globs.
When we hear that water must have been present on Mars, modern day scientists get very excited. However, you could have all the water and chemicals and compounds necessary for life, but you would still not have life. Each living cell must be programmed to reproduce itself, or it would be sustained for only one generation.
We must ask; Where did the program come from? Inorganic material, such as chemical compounds are necessary but they are mindless. Unless they have a self-replicating program, it is but a mass of lifeless matter.
On pages 234 and 235 of the "Biblical Basis For Modern Science" Henry Morris shows the absurdity of evolution by using mathematical probability. He concludes it is impossible for life to have evolved based his calculations.
We learned in biology 101 that enzymes are the catalyst that activate the chemical reactions that provide energy within cells. They are proteins and without them the chemical reactions required in a cell would move too slowly to sustain life. Each enzyme is unique for a specific type of cell and will not work in other types of cells. They are absolutely essential to life.
What are the chances they evolved from an inorganic soup? Fred Hoyle, an English scientist who is not a creationist, has calculated the chances at less than one in 1040,000. This is a number that is totally impossible. For probability to be considered zero, the odds only have to be 1050.
The genetic code is another problem for evolutionists. The code for each individual is specified by its parents, and there is no other way it can happen. But how did the whole process start? The only convincing answer is Special Creation. The law of Cause and effect we discussed in the first article states: "Each effect has a preceding cause which is greater than it is." This is the exact opposite of evolution which postulates that each species promotes itself and is getting more complex as time goes by. However, we know this not happening.
Another problem for evolutionists is the amino acids in living forms. They come in right handed and left handed orientations in respect to their optical activity, and each is equally probable. However, in living organisms they are all left handed. Does this indicate there was a "design" for life? If so, there must have been a designer.
One other interesting fact about amino acids is that when an organism dies, its amino acids racemise (become again equally probable), and gradually decay until they are all equally right handed and left handed. Does this demonstrate intelligent design or random chance? what do you think?
Many other problems exist for the theory of evolution in the origin of life. The present atmosphere, free oxygen, (water vapor, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen) would preclude life from evolving. It would kill all simple organisms as soon as they were formed. You would need to have a "reducing atmosphere" (methane, ammonia, hydrogen, water vapor), with no ultraviolet rays, in order for life to evolve. In addition to the fact that there is no proof that such an atmosphere ever existed, it has a terminal problem; If life did evolve, it could not continue without oxygen and the rays from the sun to promote photosynthesis. So with oxygen evolution is dead, without oxygen evolution is dead.
I hope you can see by now, that the Theory of Evolution is a fantasy, promoted by pseudo-scientists to promote a Godless agenda.
Who would have the most to gain by this? Who was the first to being to say he was above God and try to take control? Note in Isaiah 14:14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Who is the subject of this verse. Look in verse 12 of the same chapter for the answer: Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Satan has been deceiving man from the beginning. The deception has always begun by trying to make man believe he is equal or superior to God (Genesis 3:5). Modern day evolutionist promote humanism which is an extension of the lie started in the Garden of Eden.
I hope we can say as David did in Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
Nature, true science, and Godís Word declare the same thing. The whole universe is "Fearfully and wonderfully made" by the creator, which is none other than our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (John 1:3).
Finally, a quote from a devout evolutionist, Leslie E. Oriel in the "Scientific American"(volume 271 October 1974) p. 78:
"It is extremely improbable that proteins and nucleic acids, both of which are structurally complex, arose spontaneously in the same place at the same time. Yet it also seems impossible to have one without the other. And so, at first glance, one might have to conclude that life could never, in fact, have originated by chemical means".
Amazingly, in spite of his recognition of these facts, Dr. orgel still believes it happened. As Duane Gish has said; "itís incredible what one has to believe to be an unbeliever."
The next article will conclude this series. I will be submitting other articles as time permits and space is available . Again, I invite you to visit my web site at:www.creationministriesofhuntsville.org . It is updated weekly with more information and links to web sites of scientists who are creationists. I am available to present PowerPoint presentations on Special Creation upon request. You may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone me at 936/294-0205 or fax me at 936/436-0076.