That forthright title is today’s message from Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. You can find it in AIG’s News to Note, November 5, 2011 — “A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint.”
It’s the second item at their news summary, titled Spectral signposts suggest interstellar seeds of life. AIG’s article is based on this item from something called The State Column: Scientists: Star dust could be key to beginning of life on earth. That story starts by saying:
A new study released Thursday finds that matter ejected by stars contain organic compounds, a key component for sustaining life forms.
Chinese astronomers announced the discovery of complex organic matter in space, suggesting it [sic] is not the sole domain of life but can be made naturally by stars. Professors Sun Kwok and Yong Zhang of the University of Hong Kong announced their findings in the current issue of the journal Nature.
This is a link to their paper in Nature: Mixed aromatic–aliphatic organic nanoparticles as carriers of unidentified infrared emission features. But that’s just science. What you really want is the viewpoint from the all-knowing folks at AIG, so here we go, with bold font added by us:
Stardust is the latest source suggested as a supply for complex organic molecules supposed to be the precursors for the evolution of life. Sun Kwok and Yong Zhang from the University of Hong Kong analyzed infrared spectral emissions from circumstellar and interstellar locations. They determined the spectral patterns can be explained by the presence of complex organic molecules.
Kwok and Zhang? Harrumph! Probably Darwinists. More from AIG:
The researchers, describing this stardust in Nature, write that the suspected molecular structures are “similar to that of the organic materials found in meteorites, as would be expected if the Solar System had inherited these organic materials from interstellar sources.”
Blasphemy! Earth is unique! Let’s read on:
“What impressed me most is that complex organics are easily formed by stars, they are everywhere in our own galaxy and in other galaxies,” Kwok said. And since the emissions were coming not just from stars themselves but also from interstellar regions, Kwok and Zhang conclude that stars are ejecting the material into space. Therefore, they conclude, this stardust could be the sort of source from which the solar system “inherited these organic materials.”
Can you imagine the shock and revulsion that such news brought to the holy halls of AIG? We continue with their commentary:
Evolutionary cosmology [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!] maintains that meteorites are remnants of the solar system’s formation. As such, by assuming organic compounds ejected by stars could have fortified the primordial solar system, asteroids and meteorites, and of course earth with the building blocks of life, evolutionary scientists see such findings as a source to seed the process of molecules-to-man evolution.
Here’s the important part:
[E]ven if a vat of organic molecules sat in the sun forever, they could not organize themselves into life forms having neither the informational blueprint nor that mysterious “spark” of life that biology has yet to explain. Finally, even if such life could evolve from organic soup, the source of the elements comprising the soup would still require a divine starting point.
Mere molecules have no blueprint, no spark of life, no divine starting point! We’re feeling much better now.
And here’s the inspiring conclusion:
The Bible tells us God spoke the earth into existence. On the third, fifth, and sixth days of Creation Week, He created the living components of His creation. He made the sun, moon, and stars on the fourth day. Genesis specifies God made Adam from the dust of the ground. … The chemicals in living things may have a great deal in common with the dust in outer space, but God did not require a space nebula to supply His raw materials.
Truly, we’d be lost without Hambo’s creation scientists.
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