Saturday, February 11, 2006

How did life come from non-life: Still a question without an answer

Most if not all believe that there was some point in the universe’s history that life came from non-life. In regard to this, in 1992 Dr. Werner Arber, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Basel and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1978, stated:“Although a biologist, I must confess that I do not understand how life came about. . . . I consider that life only starts at the level of a functional cell. The most primitive cell may require at least several hundred different specific biological macro-molecules. How such already quite complex structures may have come together, remains a mystery to me. The possibility of the existence of a Creator, of God, represents to me a satisfactory solution to this problem.”Science is still unable to show how life came from non-life. Denyse O’Leary recently wrote: “It is perfectly possible that they [science] will never solve it [how life came from non-life], not because it is some kind of forbidden knowledge, but simply because the relevant information is lost. In other words, it could be a cold case file with no new clues.”