Earliest Life Ever Found On Earth and God

The complexity of biological information is beyond the comprehension of man. The secrets of life are being scratched at their surface, and the colossal amount of information we have acquired so far is only the beginning of what is to come. Ever since the dawn of man, God was considered the source of all that exists in the universe, and the last century of biological research has propelled this fact into levels of confirmation beyond that which could have been predicted. Indeed, with every coming year, it seems as if the certainty of God as the Creator of all life on Earth is multiplied, with abiogenesis seeming more like another fiction in which has more to account for with virtually every other lab experiment that goes by. For those who do not know, abiogenesis is the idea that life naturally arose on Earth. Despite the fact that after centuries of attempt, and with scores of experiments involving world renowned scientists utilizing the uppermost technology of the day, these experiments have not only utterly failed to yield a single, self-replicating cell, they have failed to yield anything that could even be considered a failure of an attempt for a cell!

Over the past year, from the beginning of September 2016 until now, the nonsensical man-made theorem of abiogenesis has taken significant damage in yet another way. Usually, abiogenesis can be dismissed because there is too much complexity in biological information to account for, but what we have here is an entirely new type of debunking that wasn’t exactly very easy to see coming, but gladly welcomed nonetheless. But, it is here now, and it gives us another reason to savor every last moment when hysterically laughing at some unfortunate souls who are actually convinced that life arose naturally on Earth.

One year ago, the earliest known confirmed life on Earth was about published in a 1980 study, being 3.48 billion years old. This gave the advocates of biogenesis a nice cushion of 1.1 billion years for life to begin, for the Earth is some 4.55 billion years old. Indeed, they believed they had more then enough time. That finding was made nearly three decades ago. Then, in 2016, the month of September (less than a year ago from this day), the new oldest life on Earth was found. Indeed, published by several scientists named llen P. Nutman, Vickie C. Bennett, Clark R.L. Friend, Martin J. Van Kranendonk & Allan R. Chivas, a study was published to the journal Nature, detailing the discovery of the newest oldest life ever found on Earth, about 3.7 billion years old. This pushed back the oldest signs of life an astonishing 220,000,000 years, and therefore shaved away 220,000,000 years from the cushion that the advocates of abiogenesis had to account for the origins of life. But it gets even better.

On January 9th of this year, another study was published to Nature, pushing back the origins of life even further. Indeed, this study found potential microfossils that are, at the lastest about 3.77 billion years old, and at the earliest 4.28 billion years old. The abstract of this study states;

Here we describe putative fossilized microorganisms that are at least 3,770 million and possibly 4,280 million years old in ferruginous sedimentary rocks, interpreted as seafloor-hydrothermal vent-related precipitates, from the Nuvvuagittuq belt in Quebec, Canada.

In other words, life is known to have originated at least 3.8 billion years ago, and at best about 4.3 billion years ago. This means abiogenesis has lost it’s 1.1 billion year cushion, and now has is sitting on a rather uncomfortable 300-800 million years. These scientific findings came in under a single year, and have given another blow to the hypothesis of abiogenesis, making it even more difficult to explain. Anyways, God created all life on Earth, if that makes things a little more clear for everybody.

Multicelluar Life, Signed God

The year 2016 ended not too long ago, and truly was another great year for science. Thorough advances have been made in all fields of science, except for the one where scientists attempt to figure out how life could have naturally originated on Earth from non-living material (abiogenesis). Some of these discoveries are truly shocking, such as the discovery of a new galaxy that is comprised nearly 100% of dark matter, and  another interesting finding was that catfish (a type of blind fish, just to note) can actually climb up walls. But of course, some discoveries always get a pseudoscientific spin put on them, such as the following one we will discuss in a second.

Multicelluar life qualifies as perhaps some of the most complex structures existing in the universe, something so complex that natural processes simply cannot account for its existence and development. Secularists on the other hand, wish to deny these claims in order to maintain their worldviews, and they have been looking for a while now in order to come up with an answer as to how multicelluar life could have possibly originated. Speaking of the people who do not believe God created multicellular life, one of these men go by the name of Joe Thorton. Joe is a professor of ecology and also has his very own PhD, so he is an intelligent man without a doubt. In early 2016, he published his finding of an 800,000,000 year old mutation (hold on to the 800,000,000 year dating part for now) which he says brought about the development of multicellular life on Earth. Here is Joe Thorton’s very own sum-up of the data that he has compiled;

“Our experiments show how biological complexity can evolve though simple, high-probability genetic paths… Before the last common ancestor of all animals, when only single-celled organisms existed on Earth, just one tiny change in DNA sequence caused a protein to switch from its primordial role as an enzyme to a new function that became essential to organize multicellular structures.”

The entire thing is pretty complex, but basically draws down to how the GK-PID protein brought about a specific mutation that eventually lead the development from unicellular life into multicellular life. This man truly does not believe that God has made multicellular life, and his ideologies seem to have had a good push in 2016. Or have they? 2016 was a great year full of very interesting scientific discoveries, and our friend here Joe Thorton probably was a bit unprepared for a finding that came about just a few months later into the future.

A few months later in April, several Chinese paleontologists made a stunning finding to say the very least. It was a discovery that found multicellular life that is 1,560,000,000 years old which was published into the journal Nature. This finding pushed back when scientists first believe multicelluar life existed on Earth, and trampled Thorton’s findings. It’s hard to believe that a mutation that occurred 800,000,000 years ago brought about multicellular life, if multicellular life had already been present here on Earth nearly a billion years preceding it.

The evidence shall continue to pile on, however. Several years ago in 2010, a finding that was also published to Nature found that there was a likely candidate for multicellular life that is even earlier than the above finding. Indeed, several scientists discovered potential animal multicellular life that dates over 2,100,000,000 years old, which means we have two major examples of multicellular life that predates Thorton’s mutation by a drastic amount of time. There is one more example to mention though, and this finding came in 2009. You may have predicted this already, but this finding was also published into Nature and found demosponges that date to 635,000,000 years old. Now, this does post-date the 800,000,000 year old mutation that Thorton speaks about, but there is something very important to note about this finding, which Gordon D. Love, a professor from the University of California, explains very nicely.

“The fact that we can detect sponge steranes at all suggests that by the Cryogenian Period [about 850 to 635 million years ago] demosponges were ecologically prominent and there were abundant demosponges living on the shallow sea floor…”

In other words, the mere traces of multicellular demosponges that go back over 635,000,000 million years old, shows that they maintained ecological prominence throughout a period of time (the Cryogenian Period, as noted above) that goes back over 850,000,000 years, effectively predating Thorton’s mutation. You’ll realize that almost all the scientific discoveries I noted here are very recent, and this shows that the progression of science continually helps to invalidate naturalism. Indeed, it seems to me that only God is the true creator of all life on Earth, both unicellular and multicellular.