Another Failure to Recreate Life’s Origins

Ocean floor sea vent

Evolution’s problem of how life could have begun

by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D

A new study by NASA scientists has just been published where researchers did nothing more than convert a pre-cursor chemical into a single type of amino acid. Despite the simplicity of this experiment and the lack of anything helpful to evolution being found, the popular media exclaimed that the scientists were able to “recreate the ‘origins of life’ and the results are shocking.” In reality, the only thing shocking about this news story is the blatant absurdity of the claim.

From start to finish, the whole evolutionary story of life is void of empirical support. And one of evolution’s greatest hurdles is the fundamental problem of how life could have begun. Cell life requires DNA, RNA, and proteins in a complex interlocking system in which each biomolecule depends on the other two to both exist and function. And, since each type of biomolecule also contains complex encoded information, then an intelligent agent is the only logical source for their existence—not random chance processes.

Many different types of experiments have been conducted over the past 60 years in attempts to recreate the molecular building blocks of life under so-called primitive conditions. But these experiments have all failed—as I have described at length in previous articles. And now we have another headline in the news making claims of success in solving the mystery of life’s initial origins. In the story describing the study, the author states, “A new NASA study has recreated the origins of life, building the ocean’s floors from 4 billion years ago as humanity attempts to understand how life started on Earth and where else it might be found.” As we shall see, this extravagant claim is entirely false…


image credit: Ocean Exploration Trust