Isaiah 64:8
“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”

Have you seen those animated films featuring characters made out of clay? Well, scientists at Cornell University have now published a study in which they claim that clay could have helped real life arise spontaneously from non-life millions of years ago. Scientists refer to this as abiogenesis. But Creation Moments says it’s just as likely that one of those animated clay characters could suddenly come to life.

Gumby, an animated clay character popular in the 1950sThe Cornell researchers claimed that clay was a key ingredient when life spontaneously emerged from non-life in earth’s early years. In other words, forget what Louis Pasteur accomplished in his experiments that proved life doesn’t arise spontaneously from non-life. According to Cornell professor Dan Luo, “We propose that in early geological history, clay hydrogel provided a confinement function for biomolecules and biochemical reactions.”

Not all scientists, however, agree with such speculations. For instance, Dr. Kevin Anderson, a research microbiologist with a Ph.D. in microbiology, said that despite the Cornell report, “there is not a shred of evidence that life can form spontaneously under any conditions.”

Evolutionary biologists frequently attempt to break scientific laws – in this case, the law of biogenesis that states that life only comes from life. Let us remind evolutionists that biogenesis is not just a good idea, it’s the law!

Prayer: Father, I pray that You will help people see the folly of believing in something as foolish as abiogenesis and that You will show them that life and eternal life come only from You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: “Evolutionists Claim Clay Caused Life to Spontaneously Emerge From Non-Life,” Christian News, 11/11/13. Photo: Gumby, an animated clay character popular in the 1950s. Used for educational purposes under the Fair Use provisions.

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