A specimen of the Tagish Lake Meteorite about 10 cm in its longest dimension. (Credit: Michael Holly, Creative Services, University of Alberta)

For several years now, secular scientists have been studying meteorites in their effort to find evidence of the interstellar origin of life on earth.  They believe that several billion years ago there existed what they call the interstellar medium, a kind of prebiotic space soup.  In the early days of the formation of our planet, this space soup was equally spread across the Solar System and helped seed the organic compounds necessary for the first cells to form.

Most recently, researchers from the University of Alberta and Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory published a report on their examination of four meteorites dubbed the Tagish Lake Meteorites.  According to the report, in January of 2000 a larger meteor broke apart as it entered earth’s atmosphere and the fragments fell at Tagish Lake in northern British Columbia and southern Yukon, Canada.

Upon the team’s examination of the Tagish Lake meteorites, they detected a large concentration of monocarboxylic acids which, according to the report, are essential in biochemistry.  In addition to the monocarboxylic acid, the team also found some amino acids in the meteorite samples.  Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins which are necessary for life.  The amino acids found were said to be consistent with those found in other meteorites and thus have a cosmic origin.

Their conclusion, according Larry Nittler, one of the Carnegie team is:

Taken together these results indicate that the chemical and thermal processing common to the Tagish Lake meteorites likely occurred when the samples were part of a larger parent body that was created from the same raw materials that formed our Solar System.  These samples can also provide important clues to the source of organic material, and life, on Earth.

New meteorites still don’t solve the same old problem with the origin of life.  More and more evolutionists are starting to realize that none of their early earth prebiotic soup scenarios will produce an adequate supply of the right organic compounds necessary for the first cells to have formed.  All of their early earth models destroy the compounds nearly as fast as it creates them.

So if you can’t get the right stuff to form here on earth, the only alternative, in their godless religion of evolution, is to look to the stars.  If they didn’t form here, they must have formed out there somewhere and then were brought to earth by enough meteorites to plant the seeds of life.

But in reality, they aren’t solving anything.  Rather they are deferring an unsolvable quandary further away where they don’t have to explain how the organic compounds came to exist in the first place.

Is there any evidence for this interstellar medium?  No.

It seems that secular astronomers have a habit of creating mythical places and substances when the evidence does not fit into the preconceived beliefs about the universe.  I would place the interstellar medium in the same category as the Oort Cloud and Dark Matter.  None of them have been observed nor has there ever been any direct evidence of their existence.

I propose that the general rule of evolutionary cosmology is:

If at first, second, third, fourth, and so on, you don’t succeed, make something up!

It really is sad to see them go to such extremes to justify their naturalistic beliefs.  They continually deny the evidence before them that ultimately points to the Creator God of the Bible as He told us in Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Resource

Meteorite Holds Clues to Organic Chemistry of Early Earth, Science Daily, June 10, 2011.

Starlight, Time, & the New Physics

Many still doubt the Bibles clear timescale because, they think, it is impossible for light to have reached Earth in only a few thousand years from stars that are millions of light-years away. This is often the ultimate stumbling block to belief in the Bible and its salvation message. In this exciting new book, physics professor John Hartnett shows how the answer to the starlight travel-time problem falls out of the same results that undermine many of the props for big bang thinking.

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