Challenge 1: Cite any successful experiments in abiogenesis. This page is limited to citations and discussion of their significance.
A successful experiment is defined here as one which uses processes reasonably available under pre-life conditions. It converts starting chemicals into new ones representing an advance towards life. The new products need to be usable in a subsequent step as produced. As a general rule prebiotic processes are too contaminated for actual use. Usable products are normally in the wrong ratios with each other to be usable. These problems appear to have been severe enough to prevent the success of every experiment of which I am aware since the modern study of abiogenesis began in 1953 with the Miller-Urey spark experiment. This experiment very clearly demonstrates the problem. Sadly, in line with the materialistic bias of modern science, the practical significance of what Miller produced is not discussed. The very first experiment demonstrates clearly why abiogenesis is impossible. Thousands of experiments later nothing has changed. The problem this presents for a materialistic origin-of-life is never presented to the general public. Instead, claims are made that the evidence for a natural origin is so clear and so established that it should be considered a “scientific fact.” I personally believe this is dishonest. It establishes clearly that scientists cannot be trusted in the claims they make concerning anything challenging materialism. More importantly, I believe this is one example of why God says there are “no strong reasons” against Him. A person does not need to account to me. But, in time, he will need to give account to God. I write this as a concerned pastor/evangelist.
If you know of an experiment meeting the above definition of success, please cite it here with the following information: Author’s name (3 max, then et al), year of publication, Name of article, Name of journal, and doi number (doi:0…..). Posts with more than one URL are blocked by a spam filter.
Please do not reply to this blog page without first providing a valid citation. Then add a paragraph or so discussing why the article cited represents a successful experiment as defined above and discussed in Article 3.