Abiogenesis : Get Your Own Dirt

A few thoughts on Abiogenesis from the posts from our dear brother John777…

Abiogenesis is very real. Both paradigms believe in it. The question is, what is the best explanation of its origin? Undirected or directed?


Abiogenesis is the process by which life arises naturally from non-living matter. Scientists speculate that life may have arisen as a result of random chemical processes happening to produce self-replicating molecules. We say God did it. (Gen 2:7)

With everything we see in the world today I think undirected abiogenesis is really quite untenable. Ever see something just pop up, undirected? The chances of this occurring is staggering to say the least.

Out of the two paradigms (life arising from naturalistic, random, undirected “processes” or divine intervention) the former, in my opinion, requires stronger “faith” than the latter. The amount of well timed, perfectly placed events that need to “line up” -perfectly- boggels the mind, in my opinion.

But if we have gone this far, we have gone too far!

We need to back up a little and figure out what “process” “caused” the creation of all matter in the first place. Where did all this “stuff” come from?

There is no point in trying to turn dead material into alive material if you have no material to begin with!

Having the material does not help if you can’t cause it to form the nice cozy solar system we see today.

So whats the process behind it all that caused it all to start its magnificent journey to “life”?

Undirected or directed?

This all brings to mind a funny joke.


God was once approached by a scientist who said, “Listen God, we’ve decided we don’t need you anymore. These days we can clone people, transplant organs and do all sorts of things that used to be considered miraculous.”

God replied, “Don’t need me huh? How about we put your theory to the test. Why don’t we have a competition to see who can make a human being, say, a male human being.”

The scientist agrees, so God declares they should do it like he did in the good old days when he created Adam.

“Fine” says the scientist as he bends down to scoop up a handful of dirt.”

“Whoa!” says God, shaking his head in disapproval. “Not so fast. You get your own dirt.”

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