Are you one of those people who wonders about extraterrestrial life? If so, you should stop wasting your time. That’s the word from sweet Georgia Purdom. She knows what she’s talking about, because she’s one of the creation scientists at Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). Our last post about her was Georgia Purdom Proves Adam & Eve.
Sweet Georgia has written Did Life Come from Outer Space? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The simple answer is NO! The Bible states that God created all living things on earth by His spoken word on Days Three, Five, and Six of the creation week.
Well, that’s it. But there are scoundrels out there who refuse to accept The Truth™ Therefore, sweet Georgia explains their heresies and deftly rebuts them:
However, the concept that life originated in outer space and was then transferred to earth is popular in today’s society. Some believe that bacteria (considered “primitive” life) or organic molecules necessary for life came from other planets, meteors, or comets. Some even suggest that intelligent extraterrestrial aliens sent life to earth. Many people are eager to believe in any ideas concerning the origin of life as long as they exclude the Creator God and the truth of His Word.
The fools! Let’s read on:
Why do scientists want to push the origin of life into outer space rather than believe that life originated on earth? The answer: complexity and time.
She devotes a few paragraphs to telling us how complex even the simplest living things are. Then:
According to secular timelines, the earth is 4.5 billion years old. Other parts of outer space are much older (up to 15 billion years old according to big bang models). Since evolution works by random chance and even the simplest bacteria isn’t very simple, a lot of time would be required for life to evolve. Many secular scientists suggest the earth is simply not old enough to allow for the evolution of living organisms. Thus, many scientists push the origin of life into outer space to gain the time needed for life to evolve.
We haven’t seen any biologist make that argument before. Sweet Georgia continues:
If life came to earth from outer space, then many scientists suggest that we should be able to find evidence for living things on nearby planets, meteors, and comets. Although billions of dollars have been spent in the search for extraterrestrial life, none has been found.
A tragic waste! She informs her readers that no life has yet been found on Mars or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and then says:
Life has not yet been found in outer space and it is unlikely to exist because conditions appear too hostile for even the hardiest forms of life to exist. Even if the ingredients necessary for life (organic molecules like amino acids) were transported to earth and added to water and an energy source, life would not miraculously emerge. Life only comes from life, and life only from the Life-Giver.
Got that? Life only comes from the Life-Giver. Isn’t Georgia wonderful? Then she discusses a related concept:
The concept that aliens brought life to earth is called directed panspermia. The term was first coined by the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, Francis Crick, and Leslie Orgel in 1973. They postulated that since earth is relatively young compared to the rest of the universe that it was conceivable that a technologically advanced society in outer space developed even before earth existed (since it only took 4.5 billions years for a technological society to form on earth). Crick and Orgel believe that this alien society then seeded or “infected” other parts of outer space including earth with primitive forms of life (like bacteria).
One of their main evidences to support this possibility comes from the similarity of the genetic code in all living things. They stated, “The universality of the genetic code follows naturally from an ‘infective’ theory of the origins of life. Life on earth would represent a clone derived from a single extraterrestrial organism.”
Sweet Georgia easily dismisses that one:
When we begin with God’s Word we see that the universality of the genetic code follows naturally from a common Designer who created all living things by His Word.
Near the end of her brilliant essay, she asks a profound question:
Could God Have Created Life on Planets Other than Earth?
This is her answer:
Yes, but why? Remember that God spent the vast majority of the creation week preparing the earth for the crowning glory of His creation — man. Everything God created was for man’s benefit and enjoyment. Even those things which we don’t often consider, like bacteria, were created to benefit man. … Although we can’t rule out that some form of non-intelligent life, such as bacteria, was created on another planet, it seems unlikely knowing the purposes of living organisms and their relationship to man on earth set forth by the Creator God.
So let the secularists, the atheists, the evolutionists, and the rest of them speculate about life beyond the Earth. Creationists know — they know! — that it’s all a bunch of nonsense. And now, dear reader, you know it too.
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