New Recipe for Primordial Soup
“Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things…”
One of the most difficult problems for those who believe in evolution is to explain the origin of life without reference to God.
Science is now aware that even the elementary living cell is, in reality, extremely complex, and it has become increasingly difficult to explain this without a Creator God. The most popular explanation says that the early Earth had an atmosphere of ammonia, methane, hydrogen and water. Oxygen had to be absent because it pretty much ruins the chemical reactions that are needed to form even simple biological molecules. It was also important that this early Earth be protected from ultraviolet radiation, which also ruins the chemistry.
But this picture of the early Earth has been shown to be totally inaccurate. For one thing, geologists can see from the oldest rocks that the Earth has always had plenty of oxygen in its atmosphere. Then astronomers have pointed out that a younger sun would be turning out l0,000 times more ultraviolet radiation than it does now.
Modern science is finding out that what the Bible says is true. Scientists just won’t admit it. The Earth has always had oxygen, since life needing oxygen has been around from the first week that the Earth existed. And life can only be explained as the work of the Source and Author of life, our Creator God.
Dear Father, I thank You that as the worldly wise are confused by their own false wisdom, You have made the Wisdom of the Ages in Jesus Christ available to the simple through the Bible. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Patrick Huyghe. “New Recipe for Cosmic Soup.” Science Digest, May 1983, pp. 42-44. Photo: Alexander Oparin, the Soviet biochemist who in 1924 put forward a theory of life on Earth developing through gradual chemical evolution of carbon-based molecules in primordial soup.