Once again we have some evolutionists searching for the origins of life. For years, many have said that we came from ocean slime or pond scum. In more recent years it’s been suggested we came from thermal vents in the oceans. Others have looked to the stars and believe we came from meteorites or asteroids. Better yet, some have even postulated that aliens seeded the earth with life or we are actually descendants of aliens that travelled here millions of years ago.
Now a new team of researchers are looking at ancient mud volcanoes on Greenland as the possible cradle of life. An international team of researchers headed by scientists from Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon: Terre, Planètes et Environnement, spent time studying a mineral known as serpentinite recovered from the mud volcanoes at Isua, Greenland.
According to the many assumptions made by secular geologists serpentinite is thought to form deep in the earth’s mantle when sea water seeps down to subduction zones where it reacts with the surrounding minerals, heat and pressure. Serpentinite recovered from Isua was the subject of the study of the team.
Another assumption they have is that the rocks, including the serpentinite, at this location, date back to 3.8 million years ago to the very dawning of life on earth. In fact, according to their analysis of the Isua serpentinite all of the necessary compounds for the formation of life were present when the mud volcanoes were spewing forth so long ago.
The scientists explained that the black smoker thermal vents in the ocean ridges created the right chemicals and compounds for life, except that the acidic conditions would not have allowed for the formation and preservation of amino acids, one of the basic building blocks of all life on earth. However the same processes found to occur in the black smokers was supposedly taking place in the mud volcanoes of Greenland. When they spewed out their materials, it was into a more favorable environment that allowed for the formation and preservation of amino acids and 3.8 million years later here we are.
So according to this research, we’re not pond scum or ocean slime, but in reality we’re just plain and simple mud people. Kind of reminds me of one of the old jungle movies where the natives all wore these ridiculous mud masks that went completely around their heads. In reality, the Hollywood movie makes just as much sense as what the scientists said in their report.
I, for one, will stick to the only eyewitness account of the creation of all life, including man, that was written down and given to us in Genesis 1.
Birthplace for Primitive Life On Earth? Researchers Identify Mud Volcanoes in Greenland as Niche for Early Life, Science Daily, Oct. 25, 2011.
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