How would you feel if evolutionists told you that you came from mud?  It’s probably not any worse than other notions they’ve been telling mankind for years: we all came from slime, primordial soup, volcanoes, or were seeded here by space aliens.  How these notions find their way into science is an interesting question.

The source article on PNAS,1 for instance, presents only the flimsiest connection to science.  An international team studied some “Early Archean serpentine mud volcanoes at Isua, Greenland” as a possible “a niche for early life.”  They did not find life evolving there.  They only found that the zinc in the serpentinite was depleted in heavy isotopes, which might indicate they were once alkalinic hydrothermal beds.  If, therefore, one accepts the notion that life originated at moderate temperature in an alkaline environment, and if these rocks date to the time evolutionists assume life first appeared, then “The reduced character and the high pH inferred for these fluids make Archean serpentine mud volcanoes a particularly favorable setting for the early stabilization of amino acids.”  [News flash: amino acids are not alive.]

That was enough for the secular science news sites to go ecstatic, leaping into the hot mud for visions of our origins.  PhysOrg headlined, “Research group finds ancient deep sea mud volcano as possible site for origin of life,” using the L-word life eight times in 400 words.  Charles Choi beat that ratio with 10 uses in a similar length article on Live Science, titled, “Ancient Mud Volcanoes Perfect for Early Life, Rock Study Suggests.”

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