Published: 1 May 2014 (GMT+10)
Compilation: stock.xchng and wikipedia.org
A recent news report claims:
“a detailed analysis that the human genome displays a thorough precision-type orderliness in the mapping between DNA’s nucleotides and amino acids. ‘Simple arrangements of the code reveal an ensemble of arithmetical and ideographical patterns of symbolic language … Accurate and systematic, these underlying patterns appear as a product of precision logic and nontrivial computing.”1
Thus, Vladimir I. Shcherbak of al-Farabi Kazakh National University of Kazakhstan, and Maxim A. Makukov of the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, go further by stating that:
“an intelligent signal embedded in our genetic code would be a mathematical and semantic message that cannot be accounted for by Darwinian evolution.”2
In short, DNA is far too complex—‘too intelligent’—to have evolved. Their solution to this apparent conundrum is that an ancient advanced alien civilization created life on Earth. Of course this is nothing new. We have written about this previously on many occasions. See Off the planet!, for example.
Science fiction comes alive
People familiar with the thrust of CMI’s ministry would well know that we regard the premise of the general theory of evolution to be nothing more than a non-testable and unprovable hypothesis, or more aptly put, a belief system about the past. The idea of panspermia (seeds from space) or directed panspermia (deliberately seeded by extraterrestrials) was once regarded as a fringe idea that was limited to the realm of science fiction. This is self-fulfilling, as most science fiction movies have an underlying foundation in evolution. Nothing illustrates the highly conjectural nature of evolutionism more than appealing to even more unknowns—i.e. that unseen aliens are the creators. The following links in this article deal with many of the corollaries of this type of thinking.
Some key points
- This is the most candid admission that many scientists, including one of the co-discovers of the DNA molecule itself, can believe in design, as long as it is not the Creator God of the Bible. Alleged extraterrestrials that we’ve never seen or met, and who don’t visit us regularly to oversee our evolution, obviously can’t be that interested in us anymore. One can have a creator without the accountability to him/them.
- Evolutionary science seeks to find the ‘first cause’ for life. But this idea only pushes the problem of first life off into outer space where it cannot be tested, and thus, invoking one untestable hypothesis on top of another. After all, if aliens created us, then who created them, and who created the creators of our creators, and so on. This is called the infinite regression problem.
- If directed panspermia is true, then at some stage somewhere in the universe evolution must have gotten a start. Because the universe is allegedly billions of years old and very large, it follows that if an alien race is older (on the evolutionary timescale) than humans, then they could be more advanced in their technological prowess, and could visit the earth (again, why are they not doing so now, of course).
- However, everywhere all exploration of the universe so far has not detected any alien life, or a signal, or an undisputed single planet capable of supporting life-despite finding thousands of planets. Along with uniquely designed humans, the Earth looks to be increasingly unique and exquisitely designed for human life. This is well known as the anthropic principle.
- Being able to visit the earth from a star or galaxy far, far away, is not just a matter of advanced technology. To be able to do this within the lifetime of mortal, sentient beings, would require some sort of supernatural explanation to overcome the travel distance problem between stars. To travel faster than the speed of light within our timespace universe would require a violation of the known laws of physics that govern our universe.
In the early days of evolutionary biology it was believed that non-living chemicals could somehow turn into living cells. As we can see, this intractable problem should have falsified their initial predictions. But to overcome this insurmountable problem, even more unscientific and unsupported assertions are often deferred to. Yet, these ideas continue to gain traction. Why?
Being immediately born into a sinful condition, a child grows into an adult and unless he/she is ‘taught the way they should go’, one’s natural inclination is to ignore God (otherwise known as sin). In short, as one gets older or matures without God, nothing changes except that he will tend to invent more and more exotic ideas to ignore the obvious evidence that there is a Creator who made it all.