Bonus Post! Evolution vs Creationism comment
Well, my post about Dr Hovind’s $250k “prove Evolution” challenge got at least one impassioned response. This is kind of long, but I wanted to at least post it and provide a brief response since the author, Jim, took the trouble to write it:
Let’s stop the arguments. If evolutionists want to end them all they have to do is, get their brilliant heads together and assemble a ’simple’ living cell. This should be possible, since they certainly have a very great amount of knowledge about what is inside the ’simple’ cell, down here in 2007.
After all, shouldn’t all the combined Intelligence of all the worlds scientist be able the do what chance encounters with random chemicals, without a set of instructions, accomplished about 4 billion years ago,according to the evolutionists, having no intelligence at all available to help them along in their quest to become a living entity. Surely then the evolutionists scientists today should be able to make us a ’simple’ cell.
If it weren’t so pitiful it would be humorous, that intelligent people have swallowed the evolution mythology.
Beyond doubt, the main reason people believe in evolution is that sources they admire, say it is so. It would pay for these people to do a thorough examination of all the evidence CONTRARY to evolution that is readily available: Try answersingenesis.org. The evolutionists should honestly examine the SUPPOSED evidence ‘FOR’ evolution for THEMSELVES.
Build us a cell, from scratch, with the required raw material, that is with NO cell material, just the ‘raw’ stuff, and the argument is over. But if the scientists are unsuccessful, perhaps they should try Mother Earth’s recipe, you know, the one they claim worked the first time about 4 billion years ago, so they say. All they need to do is to gather all the chemicals that we know are essential for life, pour them into a large clay pot and stir vigorously for a few billion years, and Walla [sic], LIFE!
Oh, you don’t believe the ‘original’ Mother Earth recipe will work? You are NOT alone, Neither do I, and MILLIONS of others!
PS: Please don’t lie about the ‘first life’ problem, scientists are falling all over themselves to make a living cell. Many have admitted publicly that it is a monumental problem. And is many years away from happening, if ever. Logical people understand this problem and have rightly concluded that an Intelligent Designer was absolutely necessary. Think of it this way, if all the brilliant scientists on earth can’t do it how on earth can anyone believe that it happened by accident?????
Fortunately, there’s not much to be said in response. What does this have to do with the Theory of Evolution? Nothing. Theories of how life originated from non living matter on Earth is the science of abiogenesis. There are several theories, all with problems. Life is very complex and frankly it’s still a mystery (and may always be a mystery) how God created life from clay. (Personally, I’m a proponent of panspermia myself, I don’t think life originated on Earth.)
Aside from that, scientists are actually pretty close to creating artificial life. Some say that it is 3-10 years away. Frankly, I think 3-10 decades is more likely, it is a monumental problem. When and if scientists create life from non living matter will it prove that Jim is wrong and that life arose without God’s intervention? Of course not, God can never be removed from the picture, it’s his universe after all. All the creation of life from non living matter will do is give us deeper insight into this universe world God gave us.
Comments are always appreciated, but this is an example of a comment that was too long. Thanks for dropping by though Jim (email@example.com,) God Bless!