Reasons to Believe

Origin of Life

In RTB’s creation model, Genesis 1:2 describes the origin of life on Earth. Thus, we expect that life arose early in Earth’s history and persisted under hostile conditions. Additionally, this first life should appear quickly and exhibit complexity.

From 4.5 to 3.8 billion years ago, an unusually large number of comets and asteroids bombarded Earth’s surface—particularly toward the end of this period. Many of these collisions would have liquefied the crust hundreds of meters deep, nearly (if not completely) sterilizing the planet. The scientific data shows an abundance of life right after the intense bombardment ceased—in the absence of any evidence for a prebiotic or primordial soup. Multiple lines of evidences also indicate a high level of complexity for this first life.

While evolutionary models strain to accommodate this scientific data—and also struggle to explain how life can originate from non-life (called abiogenesis)—the evidence affirms RTB’s creation model.

Featured Articles on the Origin of Life –
 Evolution vs Biblical Creation Predictions
 No Prebiotic Soup for You!
 New Evidence for Ancient Life on Earth 
 Problems Explaining Homochirality 

 
Featured Podcasts on The Origin of Life –
 Early Life Liked Sulfur - SNF 08/22/2011
 Study Turns Back Clock on Origin of Life - SNF 05/21/2009