Origin of Life

HOW DID ALL THESE LIFEFORMS GET HERE?

HOW DID ALL THESE LIFEFORMS GET HERE?

When it comes to the origin of life, humanity has only two possible answers relative to how life began:

  1. Someone of immense intelligence created life on this earth
  2. Life evolved by spontaneous interactions of chemicals to form the first living cell

The world around us is teaming with life and each lifeform is incredibly complex. The functions that each organism preforms daily to live requires thousands of unique proteins forming complex structures. If we backtrack and examine the simplest form of life, the single cell, we can look at what it will take for the first cell to come to life. This will help us decide which or both above views hold credibility.

In the above illustration of the cell, notice that I have given small icons to a few of the organelles (microscopic structures that have important function) to help illustrate their activity vital to life. Each of these different organelles have vital functions that must take place in order for life to exist. These icons demonstrate a little bit about the organelle's function. For instance, the ribosomes are like little factories for producing proteins. The transportation vesicles function like a UPS or USPS mail service and make deliveries of the products produced by the factories. They even have chemical markers on them that function like bar codes on packages insuring their proper delivery. The mitochondria function as energy producing plants.

The simplest form of life is anything but simple. Many of the functions of a major city must occur daily for life to exist.
In the upper left-hand corner of the cell (and pictured to the right) is the nucleus which contains the DNA. Let me call this the cell library since it contains volumes of information that is needed for life. The DNA code in humans contains over 3 gigabits of precise information that details how to make your body and mind. The code contains all the design specifications needed to make you!

Darwinian evolution informs us that if we have enough time, information will just spontaneously develop by the natural properties of matter. This is a leap of faith. Did you get that? Darwinian evolution expects you to take a leap of faith when it proposes that information self-originates. Nowhere on this planet do we observe information spontaneously forming. Intelligent information always originates from intelligent sources. None of us, upon finding a blueprint of a building design would conclude that the blueprint formed by the properties of wood and minerals!

Let's just allow that leap of faith for a moment and we will assume that the information somehow put itself together. There is another serious problem:
Information does not translate into action without structure. Something is needed to take the information and put it into action. A blueprint may be full of information. But it does not create anything without some kind of system of reading the information and putting it into action.

Let's consider both information and structure:

INFORMATION

INFORMATION

A person can buy a blank DVD disc, like this one to the right, for less than a dollar. But if I buy a disk from Microsoft Corporation that has a newer version of Windows operating system on it, the cost may well be over hundred dollars. What is it that I'm paying for? I am paying for a tremendous amount of information that was tediously put together by a team of thousands and thousands of people. I am buying intelligently designed information. The DVD is simply the media to store the information. The DNA molecule in each one of our cells contains information. The DNA molecule is the media for the massive information necessary for life.

MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE COMPLEX BUNDLES OF INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED INFORMATION THAT IS WRITTEN IN CODE

MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE COMPLEX BUNDLES OF INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED INFORMATION THAT IS WRITTEN IN CODE

THE DNA IN YOUR CELLS CONTAIN COMPLEX BUNDLES OF INFORMATION THAT ARE COMPRESSED BEYOND ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER IMAGINED

THE DNA IN YOUR CELLS CONTAIN COMPLEX BUNDLES OF INFORMATION THAT ARE COMPRESSED BEYOND ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER IMAGINED

STRUCTURE

STRUCTURE

​When you hold a DVD up to light you can see lines indicating where information has been burned onto the disk. That is about all you can do with the disk. That information is inaccessible to us without an appropriate structure to read it and utilize. You need a DVD drive to read the information and a computer system to put the information to work. The computer (which is the structure) is useless without the information. And the information is useless without the computer.

Thinking in terms of a computer, it is obvious that somebody built the computer and that somebody developed the code. No one would believe that a computer and its code spontaneously developed out of the natural properties of matter. That is silliness.

Now let's put this together and think about what Darwinian evolution is asking us to believe: It is asking us to believe that highly detailed information self-originated. That is a huge leap of faith.

It is also asking us to believe that the structure (the computer which represents the cell) made itself as well... no intelligent being guided the process.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE:

To make matters worse, in order to read the information on the DNA molecule, many specific proteins are required. These proteins are created by cells when they read the detailed information contained on the DNA molecule. This information gives the exact structural sequence required to build proteins.

​This results in a chicken or the egg scenario:
How did the proteins, that are constructed from the data located on the DNA molecule, develop? The code for their development is on the DNA molecule which cannot be read without the completed protein. This is like having the blueprints for making the structures for the computer on the windows DVD. How can you read the information to make the computer without the computer first in existence? It appears that the first proteins were made simultaneously with the information. Someone made both at the same time.

Check out this technical article (RNA World) on theories to explain origins

​I believe science is a magnificent course of study to pursue. But I also have discovered that Darwinian evolution is a nonscientific faith imposed upon science. Regretfully, when people have been taught it so long and its concepts have been reinforced in most museums, textbooks, and schools they cannot see how impossible it is for life to spontaneously arise by the natural properties of matter.

A MUCH BETTER EXPLANATION EXISTS

The first verse of the Bible gives us an origin to time, space, and matter. It states that there exists a God Who spoke and everything came into existence. He then prepared the earth as a special place in the universe for life. He then created all the life-forms by kinds.

God is the source of the information in our DNA and He is the source of designing and making the structure (the cell) that interprets the information in the DNA to bring about life. This makes the most sense. This matches reality. Information and structure originating from an intelligent being.

The Creator God also created human beings special. We are created to bear His image.* For now, it is enough to know that humans are created as free moral agents. The moral aspect of human life makes us beings that desire to see justice and goodness. We also have a desire to understand the world around us (and that is science!) God put curiosity into us. Science is the outplay of our God-placed interest in this world.

The evidence of science shouts loudly: You are a valuable person because your life is a creation of God!

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