Are we simply an accident of dirt, chance and time? Did the DNA manual write itself? If not, who wrote it?
HOW WAS THE FIRST LIVING CELL CREATED?
- Was the first living cell really created from of a random combination of chemicals floating in an ancient primordial soup?
- Or was it the purposeful creation of an immense intelligence? Whether it was God or aliens, these are really the only plausible options. The fact is that scores of our most brilliant scientists; (Francis Crick, Richard Dawkins, Frederick Hoyle, to name but a few), believe in the latter. Why? because of the impossibly improbable odds of it being the result of random chance and we see no reasonable naturalistic chemical pathway for creating life from inanimate matter. Other than intelligence, all we really have is a morass of conjecture and wishful thinking.
Even if one believes that the first living cell, with its accompanying, mind numbing complexity was created by a fantastically improbable chance combination of random chemicals, dirt and water (see short videos below), ; does that really explain anything? Does it really make sense? When this impossibly unlikely first miracle of a living cell died, as all cells do… That would be the end of life! There would be nothing to even begin any type of “evolutionary” process from which all life forms supposedly evolved, unless, in addition to it’s own life “accidentally” arising, it also carried within itself the DNA coding to replicate itself.
This dirt plus time, plus chance equals a living cell, scenario is unlikely enough on it’s own… but when you add to it the fact that it must have had internal instructions, within itself, to perpetuate itself… is that internal mechanism really, even plausibly, the result of a chance roll of the dice? Personally I think it’s a bridge too far. For many this naturalistic scenario seems not only plausible but a certainty. Regardless of the facts and evidence, it remains the only possibility. Why? Because other options have potential theistic implications. For a die hard naturalist, that is simply an intolerable position. Unfortunately, science has taken a turn, in which, all hypothesis are possible… Anything but God. Read the rest of this entry →