Joseph Smith claimed the moon was inhabited by men and women six feet tall, who lived to be 1,000 years old. Too bad he didn’t live long enough to see the first spacecraft land on the moon.
And scientists once believed the simple cell is a mass of plasma. But today we know each living cell contains hundreds of thousands of various complex parts that are assembled to produce the most complex “machine” in the Universe. These cells are microscopic computers retaining individual pieces of data numbering in the millions. (www.creationresearch.org)
Dr. Stanley Smith in the 1950’s combined water vapor, ammonia, methane and hydrogen; then the mixture was subjected to spark discharges, and simple amino acids were formed. This experiment – creating life in a test tube – was used to prove how life began in primordial seas.
Since then scientists have learned a few things about amino acids. “A peptide bond (chain of amino acids) can be broken by… hydrolysis (the chemical breakdown of a compound due to reaction with water)… bonds in proteins are metastable, meaning that in the presence of water they will break spontaneously (returning to their original/basic state of individual amino acids).” (definition source, Wikipedia)
In a watery environment polypeptides will not and cannot generate life, because they will fragment. Translation: the ocean is the last place on any planet where proteins of life could have formed from amino acids.
But if it were possible for the first single-cell life forms to evolve in a huge watery sea while feeding on other organisms (forms of life such as plant, fungus, animal, protistan, moneran), where did the original organisms come from that the first single-cell life forms supposedly fed on to sustain their tiny lives while they mutated into higher life forms?
And if it were possible for these basic life forms to not only survive but mutate in order to become new and advanced life forms, the changes would have had to take place all at once (not slowly over millions of years), for new organisms and creatures to arise and survive.
Darwin himself stated, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” (cited in Michael Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution)
Modern scientists have also discovered there’s no such thing as junk DNA, and how recent genome mapping reveals that humans and apes do not share the same ancestry.
“The number of intermediate varieties which have formally existed on earth must be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graded organic chain; and this perhaps is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.” (Darwin’s words in The Origin of Species, cited in Of Pandas and People: The Central Question of Biological Origins)
For a list of books on the subject of creation by intelligent design, see WORLD Magazine’s June 25, 2016 issue or visit http://www.worldmag.com.