20 Dec Really? Synthetic Life?
It didn’t get the press one might expect from such a dramatic announcement. Scientists at the J. Craig Venter Institute announced in May that they had produced the first synthetic life form. Since this has been the holy grail for evolutionists, why wasn’t the press more awash in euphoria?
Maybe because even a cursory reading beyond the initial announcement revealed that they hadn’t, in truth produced synthetic life. Reporters realized the publicists at the Venter Institute were playing them. Big announcements of major breakthroughs equal donations. Reporters have been bitten by this donation-seeking tactic before and decided to not get suckered again. So they dutifully reported the event but refused to climb on the ‘gaga train.’
So, what did the scientists at the Institute actually accomplish? Researchers started with a digital DNA catalogue of a bacterium for a goat disease. They had a production facility make some sections of the DNA which they then knit together to make DNA strands.
Far from proving that random chemical reactions are capable of producing life, what they did is prove that it takes $40 million and 15 years’ worth of experiments by highly educated & brilliant scientists to produce a goat germ. Oh, and they didn’t start form scratch; they had to begin by resorting to a complex formula for life that was given to them by an even higher intelligence.
Bottom Line: In their attempt to prove life arose by chance, they proved it takes tremendous intelligence to produce even the simplest form of life. Thank you science for once again proving what we’ve been saying all along – In the beginning, God created . . .