Signs of Life on Mars Again
“I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”
The first sentence of another article about Mars on a popular science website immediately grabbed my attention: “Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests.”
Listeners and readers of Creation Moments will recognize the phrase “research suggests” as a typical example of fuzzy words – phrases used by evolutionists as get-out clauses to avoid them definitively stating that some evolutionary process actually happened.
So what clues can be found? It is suggested that the rocks in question are sedimentary rocks. On Earth, we would tend to find fossils in sedimentary rocks. The article goes on to suggest that these sediments were formed in the Noachian epoch on Mars – a period in which they believe that large parts of the surface of Mars could have been covered with water. They believe that this epoch was between three and four billion years ago.
This is also the timescale in which evolutionists believe that life evolved on Earth. It would seem odd, therefore, for them to expect fossils.
To be fair, the article is suggesting that these rocks could serve as a possible landing site for a NASA Rover mission. What if such a Mars Rover finds evidence of micro-fossils? Will that be the end of the Bible as a source of authority?
Of course not! The Bible is true and will remain true whatever discoveries are made. It is unlikely that micro-fossils will be found, but if they are, there will be a perfectly good biblical explanation. Author: Paul F. Taylor
Prayer: Give us the confidence, Lord, to know that Your word is true in every possible way. Amen.
Ref: University of Edinburgh. “Mars rocks may harbor signs of life from 4 billion years ago.” ScienceDaily.ScienceDaily, 25 May 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180525123212.htm>. Image: Ittiz, CC BY-SA 3.0.