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What Caused Life to Come Into Existence?
PJ Media ^ | August 25, 2017 | Edward Watson

Posted on 08/25/2017 7:42:24 AM PDT by Raymond Pamintuan

It has become axiomatic that life naturally evolved out of nonliving materials billions of years ago. Given enough time and the chemical opportunity, living cells self-assemble.

However, the experts on the development of complex molecules from simpler ones, the synthetic chemists, do not know how this process actually occurs. There are no known pathways to create the components that make up a living cell from nonliving matter. They have no idea how amino acids (the building blocks of proteins and enzymes), nucleotides (the building blocks of DNA and RNA), saccharides (also called carbohydrates or sugars, the scaffolding for DNA and RNA, energy sources, and much more), and lipids (the main constituents of cell membranes) can be formed naturally on a prebiotic earth, especially before the formation of biological enzymes, to catalyze many of the requisite chemical reactions.

Life arising naturally out of nonliving materials not only cannot be proven, it contradicts synthetic chemistry’s practices, which comprise of very strict purity and environmental controls as well as experimental and sequential methodology—the exact opposite of what happens in nature—because contamination, water, sunlight, oxygen, heat, and impurities all degrade complex molecules or prevent them from forming.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: abiogenesis; aliens; atheism; bigbang; god; life; magic; randomness
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1 posted on 08/25/2017 7:42:25 AM PDT by Raymond Pamintuan
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To: Raymond Pamintuan
Easy Peasey - It was the guy on the right:


2 posted on 08/25/2017 7:44:30 AM PDT by Slyfox (Are you tired of winning yet?)
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To: Raymond Pamintuan

The only way complex life can come into existence is to have a Creator create the plans for things the same way as a computer programmer creates the Object Types in a computer program. Then the Creator instantiates the types as real objects. The two creation stories in Genesis describe this process. Note: When the Object Types are created, they are ALWAYS GOOD! ;-)


3 posted on 08/25/2017 7:47:50 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: Raymond Pamintuan
Given enough time and the chemical opportunity, living cells self-assemble.

A wild assumption with absolutely no basis for belief. It's like saying, "And then a miracle happened!"

Which is actually fine if you are both a Believer and a Scientist. But secular humanists, who see only a material world, should not be allowed to "do science" on the basis of "And then a miracle happened!"

4 posted on 08/25/2017 7:48:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Islam: You have to just love a "religion" based on rape and sex slavery.)
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To: Raymond Pamintuan
Given enough time and the chemical opportunity, living cells self-assemble.

BS.

5 posted on 08/25/2017 7:49:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: SubMareener

Philosopher Gabriel Marcel often describes a mystery as a “problem that encroaches on its own data” (Marcel 1995, p. 19). Such a “problem” is, in fact, meta-problematic; it is a question in which the identity of the questioner becomes an issue itself—where, in fact, the questioner is involved in the question he or she is asking. Empirical science cannot answer such questions, there must be another way of answering. But scientism seeks to claim that any questions science can’t answer are invalid.


6 posted on 08/25/2017 7:50:26 AM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Sagan said that all the time “and then quite by accident, life appeared.” All that brain power and that’s the only conclusion he could draw.


7 posted on 08/25/2017 7:51:20 AM PDT by proust (Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ask some atheist/secular humanist sometime:

What happened 5 seconds before The Big Bang?..............

[answer: God said, “Let there be light!”................]


8 posted on 08/25/2017 7:52:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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9 posted on 08/25/2017 7:52:59 AM PDT by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
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To: Raymond Pamintuan

“It has become axiomatic that life naturally evolved out of nonliving materials billions of years ago. Given enough time and the chemical opportunity, living cells self-assemble.”

Try “God”


10 posted on 08/25/2017 7:53:57 AM PDT by ZULU (DITCH MITCH!!! DUMP RYAN!! DROP DEAD MCCAIN!! KIM FATTY the THIRD = Kim Jung Un)
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To: Raymond Pamintuan

I believe the reply is “God”.


11 posted on 08/25/2017 7:54:12 AM PDT by exnavy (long live the .45 colt, the original handgun cartridge.)
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To: SubMareener

The Almighty Hebrew God of the Holy Scritures spoke this all into reality from nothingness outside His Presence. And set schedules for everything.

I’m done parsing words and playing nice.


12 posted on 08/25/2017 7:54:13 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Given enough time and the chemical opportunity, living cells self-assemble.

That's the same fallacy as "Given enough time and 100 chimpanzees with 100 typewriters will produce the plays of Shakespeare."........

13 posted on 08/25/2017 7:54:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: ZULU

Man goes to God and says, “We don’t need to you anymore, we can create Life from dirt just like you.”

God says, “Ok show me.”

The man picks up some dirt, when he’s suddenly interrupted by God, “No, go make your own dirt.”


14 posted on 08/25/2017 7:56:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SirLurkedalot

And John 3:16...everything else is BS.

I’m in Savage Mode.


15 posted on 08/25/2017 7:56:57 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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To: Red Badger

“Given enough time and 100 chimpanzees with 100 typewriters will produce the plays of Shakespeare.”........

They may not be able to produce Shakespeare but they sure are effective at producing DNC media talking points.


16 posted on 08/25/2017 7:56:57 AM PDT by bar sin·is·ter (Climate Scientology - another example of science fiction morphing into a religious cult)
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To: Red Badger

Yup. My understanding is that there are a great many reputable mathematicians (people who understand probability) who will tell you — “For that to happen, your 12 billion year old universe would have to be about a trillion times older.”


17 posted on 08/25/2017 7:57:35 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Islam: You have to just love a "religion" based on rape and sex slavery.)
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To: Raymond Pamintuan

Imagine this. We go to a planet and find a working computer with a complex program running it. is the first thing scientists postulate is that these materials just self assembled and started working on its own?


18 posted on 08/25/2017 7:57:42 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I bought a house on a one-way street that's also a dead end and now I can't leave.)
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To: bar sinĀ·isĀ·ter

Literally laughed out loud at that...f’ing classic


19 posted on 08/25/2017 7:58:58 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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To: Raymond Pamintuan

God.

Next question.


20 posted on 08/25/2017 7:59:20 AM PDT by Gamecock ("We always choose according to our greatest inclination at the moment." R.C. Sproul)
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