Life from Space?
by Sean Meek, Director of Project CREATION
The foundational belief in the religion of evolution is that matter can
somehow change from non-living chemicals to living cells by itself.
This belief has been presented to the public as an almost automatic
process that happened on earth billions of years ago.
The problem for the evolutionists is that the more that is found out about the structure and processes of cells, the more difficult it has become to make up plausible stories about the supposed evolutionary origin of life. In 1908 it was proposed that life on earth could have been seeded from space. This idea was generally ignored until the 1960ís when molecular biologist Francis Crick, Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, revived the idea. It continued to be ignored or ridiculed, because some experiments in the 1950ís by Stanley Miller and others seemed to offer the hope that chemicals really could just spontaneously form into amino acids and from there into functioning cells. This research went on for forty years as evolutionists tried to make up some kind of story that wasn't totally impossible in order to explain the origin of life on earth. That this attempt has failed is seen in the publication of the cover story in "Scientific American" of July 1999.
The story "Lifeís Far-Flung Raw Materials" speculates that molecules from comets drifted to earth billions of years ago and then somehow sprung to life. This story signals the acceptance by the evolutionary establishment of the idea of panspermia, life originating from outer space, because the facts simply do not allow for life to havespontaneously arisen on earth from some kind of "prebiotic (non-living) chemical soup". ' Considering the way the prebiotic soup is referred to in so many discussions of the origin of life as an already established reality, it comes as something of a shock to realise that there is absolutely no positive evidence for its existence.' Dr. Michael Denton, molecular biologist, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, 1985, p. 261. So with no facts to go on, storytelling takes over.
What does any of this have to do with true science? Nothing, life from outer space is the kind of thing you see in science fiction movies. What it really means is that the evolutionary establishment will grasp at any straw in order to hold on to the religion of evolution.