From the archives:
I was going to do a post talking about Study the Word’s statistical probability of Abiogenesis happening. But, it turns out that Sir Fred Hoyle, the mathematician who claimed that life is sure to happen if you just give it 4.5 billion years, isn’t too popular with mainstream Evolutionists. They can’t deny his numbers, but they dare not admit that Earth should only now be forming its first microbes.
However, with Sir Hoyle’s help, scientists have again picked up the ancient belief in life from space. This theory now has an official title, called Exogenesis (life from outside), or more popularly Panspermia which means “life everywhere.” This doesn’t mean that they believe in space-travelling aliens dropping off protozoa on earth, but that the specialized ingredients for life came from meteorites and such.
Here’s a sample of what they’re saying from Physics of the Universe, “An alternative to Earthly abiogenesis is “exogenesis”, the hypothesis that primitive life may have originally formed extraterrestrially, either in space or on a nearby planet such as Mars. Such ideas have had many eminent supporters over the years, including Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule, and the astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle among others. These theories may go some way to explaining the presence of life on Earth so soon after the planet had cooled down, with apparently very little time for prebiotic evolution.”
They know how ridiculous belief in Abiogenesis is, but ANYTHING is better for them than believing in a Creator God!
You could do a web search and find page after page of links to stories about Panspermia. Here are a couple to give you a taste:
The Australian News: Life came from outer space, says NASA “NASA scientists had previously found a disproportionate amount of the left-handed form of isovaline, an amino acid, in a meteorite sample. The latest study confirms that the previous sample was not a one-off. “This tells us our initial discovery wasn’t a fluke, that there really was something going on in the asteroids where these meteorites came from that favours the creation of left-handed amino acids,” said Daniel Glavin, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The scientists believe that early in its history Earth was bombarded with meteorites containing left-handed amino acids, which led to the genesis of life about four billion years ago.”
The Independent: We’re all aliens… how humans began life in outer space “Charles Darwin solved the mystery of life’s wondrous diversity with his theory of natural selection. But even he was flummoxed by the ultimate mystery of mysteries: what led to the origin of life itself? In trying to answer the problem, scientists have turned to the stars, or at least the “builders’ rubble” of meteorites and comets left over from the formation of our solar system some five billion years ago. These space rocks, they believe, could help to explain why life began here on Earth.”
News Wales: Red rain may prove life came from outer space “Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and his colleague, the late Sir Fred Hoyle, argued that life on earth was originated by comets. Although greeted with scepticism at first, this theory is becoming recognised as eminently plausible. Recent discoveries of complex organic molecules in comets and interstellar dust clouds have provided striking evidence of life originating on a greater cosmic scale than just on Earth. Microbiologists are also finding properties of bacteria that show they can survive the harshest conditions of space.
ABC Science: Life elements came from outer space “A meteorite found in Antarctica adds extra impact to the theory that the essential building blocks of life on Earth came from outer space, say US scientists.”
What does all this mean? As the Independent points out, one of the biggest flaws of the theory of Evolution is how do you get the whole process started in the first place? The belief in non-life producing life goes against everything we’ve ever seen.
And after all that, they still want to make fun of our crazy belief in God!
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Psalm 139:13-20