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The Way it Was

The Way It Was by Kelly L. Segraves

The Origin of Life

The evolutionist explains that life began in some primordial sea. According to the Russian scientist Oparin, life began in an atmosphere of methane, ammonia, hydrogen, and water vapor. Electrical discharges coming through this atmosphere created the first building blocks of life -- amino acids. An experiment performed by Stanley Miller, for which he won the Nobel Prize, placed this type of atmosphere in his laboratory, generated electrical sparks and produce amino acids. Though far from being life, amino acids are the basic building blocks of living cells, and from them other developments could ultimately produce the first cell. This would be like having a fraction of one brick in the corner of a fifty story building (considering the building as the cell). It is a long way from the whole, but evolutionists insist that it represents a step in our understanding of how life began.

Interestingly, however, the sun’s rays penetrating through an atmosphere of methane, ammonia, hydrogen, and water vapor would destroy any amino acids to depth of fifteen meters in the ocean. Amino acids formed in the upper atmosphere would quickly disintegrate again. The way to prevent that is to add oxygen to the atmosphere. If there is oxygen in the atmosphere, ozone ( 3) will form; but the ozone filters out the ultra-violet, which is so lethal that it could kill almost every form of life on the planet, even penetrating as much as 30 feet under the surface of the oceans. With the addition of oxygen the ultra-violet light from the sun is filtered out and amino acids are no longer destroyed.

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