In a typical anti-creationist op-ed piece for Scientific American, columnist John Horgan begins by explaining why he titled his column: "Pssst! Don't tell the creationists, but scientists don't have a clue how life began."
Horgan looks at an Arizona State University status report on research into the origin of life. In Horgan's own words, the scientists concluded, "Geologists, chemists, astronomers and biologists are as stumped as ever by the riddle of life."
He also notes that he was most startled by the revelation that more scientists than ever are believing in the directed panspermia theory. As we've mentioned on a previous Creation Moments broadcast, this is the notion proposed by DNA co-discoverer Francis Crick that aliens came to Earth in a spaceship and planted the seeds of life here billions of years ago. I guess that's like saying that ET didn't phone home after all but started a family of his own here on Earth.
Though he admits that this notion fails to explain how those aliens came into existence, Horgan quickly claims that creationists have the same problem in explaining how life first began. After all, he says, "What created the divine Creator?"
Of course, this is a question that was answered centuries ago. God is the uncreated Creator. Of course, columnist Horgan won't agree with this answer. But he should stop misleading his readers by claiming that creationists are just as perplexed about the origin of life as evolutionists are.
Notes: Brian Thomas, M.S., "Pssst! Don't tell the creationists, but scientists don't have a clue how life began," Scientific American, 2/28/11. Photo: (CC-BY 2.5). Creation Moments, Inc., P.O. Box 839, Foley, MN 56329 www.creationmoments.com
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