Can Life Come from Nonliving Material?
There are some scientists that claim that nonliving things become living things. The Creation Education Museum exhibit displays non-living crystals, minerals or as most know them… Rocks. Rocks can be beautiful, useful and even valuable, but there is no life to be found in them. Yet, some believe, given enough time, rocks spiced with other elusive elements can or did naturally through a kaleidoscope of misfortune started life.
These scientists have faith that minerals and rocks existed on Earth long before any living organisms arose; therefore, they assume that these nonliving materials must be an important consideration in understanding how life first came to be on Earth. Although the theories are creative, there remains no evidence that nonliving elements like rocks and crystals could ever produce something that is truly alive. As far as we can tell, the law of biogenesis remains binding: life always and only comes from other life.
Can you list, life from nonliving materials, assumptions?
Hanging on to rocks for dear life?
Where did life begin? And how? These are questions that nearly everyone ponders at some point — scientist or not — and there have been many different attempts to answer them. One answer that most people are familiar with is the idea that life arose from just the right mixture of chemicals, elements, and energy millions of years ago. However, the scientific data doesn’t seem to match up. Even in the laboratory, we’ve never been able to observe living molecules arising from nonliving materials. In fact, more often than not, the products of our experiments end up being destructive to life, rather than helpful in determining how the building blocks for life initially came about.
The CEM displayed Miller–Urey experiment is often referenced but fell short of creating life. The chemical experiment that simulated the suggested conditions thought at the time (1952) to be present on the early Earth. The experiment tested used assumed chemicals for origin of life under controlled conditions yet continues to fall short. The Creation Education Museum explains why.