One of the most revolutionary research experiments of our time was the 1953 study conducted by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey aimed at proving the theory of abiogenesis or chemical evolution. Abiogenesis claims that it is possible for life to arise spontaneously from non-living molecules in a proper and conducive environment. Thus the study was an effort to “prove” that life on earth originated without intelligent design. Reading between the lines, the experiment attempted to simulate the prebiotic atmosphere to reproduce life on earth in order to “debunk” the creation account. Unfortunately for the researchers, the experiment failed to produce life.  To prove that abiogenesis is implausible is to prove that naturalism is equally unlikely. In the Miller–Urey experiments a sealed glass apparatus was filled with methane, ammonia and hydrogen (to mimic the conditions these scientists believed were appropriate for formation of life in the early atmosphere) and water vapor (to simulate the ocean). They used a heating coil to keep the water boiling. Then they hit gaseous mixture in the flask with a high-voltage (60,000 volts) electric current to mimic lightning and to produce amino acids (amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which are essential to all living organisms). But no life showed up in the experiment. When the experiment failed to produce anticipated results some researchers gave the excuse that the early atmosphere on earth was actually volcanic in composition, which means that it was composed largely of carbon dioxide and nitrogen instead of reducing gases mixture espoused by Miller and Urey.

In the case of the theory of evolution, its problem is compounded by the concept of irreducible complexity which indicates that all elements of a system of an organism need to be present simultaneously for that system to function instead of evolving or developing in a stepwise manner or in sequential improvement as Darwin advocated.

Here is the bottom line, the creation of life needed the specialized intervention of an intelligent (omniscient) Agent who could call into being all forms life on earth, ex nihilo. He alone could form irreplicatably appropriate conditions and manipulate them to produce life as we know it. God alone can do this. This is not to dismiss science as irrelevant. On the contrary, science has significantly improved life on earth. However, in our insatiable quest for knowledge and self-preservation as a species we must not lose sight of what the Bible says. God created life on this earth. He created different species, each endowed with the ability to reproduce itself “according to its kind” and not to reproduce genetically deviant or divergent mutants as a basis for evolving into more advanced forms of life. Evolution posits that life is the result of an unguided and pointless accident. This paradigm eliminates the fundamental value of human life and postulates that when a person dies he or she merely ceases to exist with no hope of a resurrection or an afterlife. If we lose sight of the fact that human life is so valuable that God sent His own Son to redeem humanity we are likely to become de-sensitized spectators or, God forbid, even perpetrators of atrocities that violate the sacredness of human life.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” (Genesis 1:1). “I am the Lord, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me,” (Isaiah 45:5). Discover more: