A very common deterrent used by evolutionists to keep from having to consider creation science or to discourage others from considering it is to simply say that creation is ridiculous or preposterous. Yet, I have never had an evolutionist present the scientific evidence which proves that it really is ridiculous to consider creation science. Therefore, this page is dedicated to a scientific analysis of the feasibility of the creation of life using molecular biology and physics. I pose the question, "Is it possible to create life from the raw elements?"
There are two requirements in science for something to be scientifically feasible. First, we must be able to scientifically describe the process and, second, we must be able to give it a scientifically descriptive name.
Before we describe the process, there are some things you must first understand. All living organisms are composed of atoms which are organized into molecules which are organized into cells. Every part of every living organism is composed of atoms and molecules and every function and structure of every living organism is based entirely on molecular activity. There is no mystical magic causing the existence or function of any living organism.
Every atom in every organism comes either directly or indirectly from the soil, water, and air of this planet. What one could call the clay of the earth. Better than 90% of the human body is composed of just four elements; hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen. The building blocks to create any and all living organisms are available in the soil, water, and air of our planet.
If we were to take the atoms we need for an organism from the soil, water, and air of the planet, organize them into the molecules we need, organize the molecules into the desired structure, and set the appropriate molecules in motion, we would create a living organism. A proper name for this process would be Molecular Construction of a Living Organism.
It is very easy to define the process and scientifically name it and is, therefore, scientifically feasible. But, is it scientifically possible to perform the process?
In the spring of 1998, IBM made a very significant step towards being able to perform the process of molecular construction of a living organism. IBM boasted on television about the ability to move and position atoms long enough to spell IBM with the atoms. It is only scientific common sense that, if we can move and position something as small as atoms, we can also move and position much larger molecules which are all composed of two or more atoms.
Is it possible to move and position the trillions of molecules necessary to construct a single living cell, much less a multicellular organism?
It depends on how advanced our technology is. I believe that it is only a matter of time until we have that technology and, with our knowledge doubling in less than two years, time is on our side. I predict that we will create a relatively simple protist (single cell organism) from nothing but atoms within the next 20 to 30 years (by 2020 to 2030.) If technology research giants like IBM, medical researchers, and biological researchers combine their efforts, it could happen in as little as five to 10 years. This achievement would be the single most significant achievement in the history of man, would dwarf traveling to the moon or Mars, and would change medicine forever (see the page on molecular regeneration.)
My question for you to think about is, "If it is inevitable that we will some day create life with molecular construction, why isn't it possible that someone else already has?"
As a matter of fact, before we go where man has never gone before and begin settling other planets, we must master the science of molecular construction of living organisms. Imagine this; we travel light years away from Earth and find a planet exactly like Earth in every way and is, therefore, capable of supporting life. Except...there isn't any life of any kind. Not one organism. We can't just move in and live happily ever after. We would quickly use all of the available oxygen in the atmosphere along with creating many other ecological problems which would result in making the planet uninhabitable. Our colony would have to either leave the planet or die. Before we inhabit such a planet, we must first create a balanced ecosystem.
Where would we get all of the organisms required for such a balanced ecosystem? We couldn't take them from Earth because it would deplete the ecosystem of Earth causing the eventual death of everyone on Earth. Besides, the logistics would be impossible. It would be too costly and many of the organisms, their embryos, or even frozen eggs and sperm would not make the trip. Our ecosystem would not be balanced and would eventually collapse resulting in the death of our colony.
But, why go through all of that when everything we need to create such an ecosystem exists on our new planet...ATOMS. After all, everything we need is made from atoms. We could take the atoms we need from the soil, water, and air to create the molecules we need to create the organisms we need to colonize the planet. We could simply use molecular construction of living organisms to farm life on the planet. Oh...you mean...like someone else may have already done on Earth?