Thursday, December 10, 2009

What Is Life?

What is life? Where does it come from?
(Genesis 2:7) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

I am fascinated by the complete lack of scientific information about the identity of LIFE.

Science has certainly noticed that some things are living and other things are not. They can describe the things that are living and the difference that living makes in an organism. But they have no idea where LIFE comes from or what it is.

One minute something is alive. A second later it is not. All the parts are still there - they seem to be the same as before except that they are no longer alive. What makes the difference? Where did life come from? Where did it go? What is it?

And while living things do die, there is no example of inanimate things springing to life.

To me it seems audacious that some scientists (no doubt with millions of dollars of tax payer's money) are attempting to create "artificial life." They are working at trying to develop ways of creating cell walls and other parts. But they never address the fact that no matter how many parts they can make, they don't know how to make their creation live. Having the parts is not the same as having a living thing.

There is a huge silence here. It is a huge hole in the evolutionary dogma of origins... that everything happened by natural processes... that under (unexplained and unknowable) ideal circumstances life just sprang into being and then evolved over time to become more and more complex.

(John 1:1-4) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
(John 11:25) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

(John 14:6) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


Anonymous said...

Well, precisely because of that huge silence I'm glad that there are people willing to investigate biological life instead of declaring it "unexplained and unknowable" and leaving it at that.

As I see it, scientists do what they are supposed to do, and pastors do too ;)

- the atheist

Pastor D said...

Thanks for the comment.

I started to reply, but it got too involved for a comment. See today's blog for a more complete response.