The life of origin is an extremely interesting question. Every person has been considering about how life has started, but nobody knows the unique version. As a result, there are a lot of theories of life origin, which are divided into scientific and esoteric.
Science is a systematic and logical research principle of how things work in the Universe. It is also the foundation of knowledge obtained from the discovery of all things in the Universe. The word “science” comes from the Latin word “scientia”, which represents the idea of knowledge which is received with the help of transcribed and visual information. By reference to this definition, science guides for measurable results with the help of tests and measures. Science is based on facts, not opinions or advantages. The main aim of science is to check ideas with the help of research. One of the most essential issues of the scientific evolution is that it is established only on natural light. Everything that is considered supernatural does not relate to science.
Choi, Ch. 7 theories on the origin of life. 2016.
There are a lot of theories of the origin of life. A lot of them were strived to be approved by science, and a lot of them left to be myths. One theory confirms that life started from electric life. Lightning may have provided the spark needed to start life. Electric sparks can generate amino acids and sugars from an atmosphere loaded with water, methane, ammonia, and hydrogen, as shown in Miller-Urey’s famous experiment published in 1953, suggesting that lightning may have helped create the key building blocks of life on Earth in the early days of its existence (Choi, Ch., 2016). Large and complex molecules could form over millions of years (Choi, Ch., 2016). However, scientific studies since then have shown that the Earth’s early atmosphere was actually hydrogen-poor, scientists have speculated that volcanic clouds in the early atmosphere may have contained methane, ammonia, and hydrogen, and were also full of lightning (Choi, Ch., 2016). Second theory confirms that life started at deep-sea vents. The theory of deep-sea vents supposes that life may have started in underwater hydrothermal vents that spew key hydrogen-rich molecules (Choi, Ch., 2016). Their rocky corners could then find these molecules together and discover mineral catalysts for critical reactions. It should be mentioned, that, even now, may provide living ecosystems. And one more theory says that life can be brought from elsewhere in space. Maybe life did not start on Earth absolutely but was sent here from another place in space. For example, rocks on a regular base explode from Mars with space strikes, and several Martian meteorites have been found on Earth, which some researchers have controversially speculated brought microbes here, potentially making all of us Martians at first (Choi, Ch., 2016). Other scientists have even confirmed that life could travel on comets from other star systems (Choi, Ch., 2016). And even if this idea appears to be truthful, the question of how life started on Earth would only change before life began in other parts of space. All these ideas are suggested by scientists, but there are other theories which are not proved, but a lot of people believe in it. One of this theories is theistic evolution.
Garrett J. DeWeese. Paul, Second Adam, and Theistic Evolution Christian Research journal. 2014.Retrieved from: JAF2376
Evolution as a term defines a change during a certain period of time. Theistic evolution supposes the process by which God carefuly arranged for the unforeseen circumstances of the history of life on earth (and additionally the history of the evolution of the whole space). As a result, the end result would reach its goals (not specifically as Homo sapiens, but more generally as sentient beings with whom it might have a relationship). Contrary to theistic evolution, there is also Darwian one. The biggest difference between these two evolutions is that Darwian is considered to be random in some traits. Genomic mutations that lead to changes in traits in a population are caused randomly, but traits that contribute differently to reproduction are not chosen randomly, but because they give an advantage to the survival of the organisms that carry them (Choi, Ch., 2016).
Drews, C. Theistic Evolution. 2010.
Theistic evolution is an old belief of earth creation which implies that God used the process of evolution with a view to starting life on earth. That is to say, this approach is often compatible with the scientific approach. There are different degrees of theistic evolution. Many theistic evolutionists are sure that God set in motion the laws of nature that led to evolution, but he was not an active participator in the government of the evolutionary process. He’s just letting nature be leaky and changeable. Other evolutionists place faith in that God was actively ruling the evolutionary process.
It should be mentioned, the Bible does not forbid belief in evolution, it even implies that God used it with a view to creating life. On the third day of creation, (Genesis 1:11) and then God said, And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.(NHEB) And the earth produced grass, and grass that brings forth seeds of its kind, and a tree that brings forth fruit, the seeds of which was in itself, of its kind, and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. As you can see, God told the earth to make vegetation, and in verse the earth made it. It’s the earth, with its laws of nature, that God founded, that did the work. The same is true for the creation of the animal on days five and six. “God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky.” (WEB)
In both cases, the Bible says that the earth was performing its tasks. Therefore, theistic evolution confirms that God was using evolution in order to create life.
Genesis stories are generally considered to be allegorical in nature by theistic evolutionists. It means that the creation account must be understood as symbolic. For instance, many people do not believe that Adam was a literal man, but the story of Adam resembles the early beginning of humanity as a whole. Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”. (NHEB)
It should be mentioned, that a word “man ” used here means “Adam”. According to Bible study, “this noun usually signifies humanity in a collective sense. It is also his own name, Adam, the first man God created. So, from the beginning, we have a hint that Adam is all of humanity, not just one person. Allegorical understanding of Genesis is contrary to a literal understanding of Genesis. Many creationists of the old earth and all the young creationists of the earth believe that Adam was a real, individual man.
When God finished his work, he gave mankind an eternal soul. Now a person can choose to follow God or not. Literally, God gave this eternal soul to two people, Adam and Eve, and the rest of humanity came from them. From an allegorical point of view, when God finished with the creation of humanity on the planet, there were probably thousands of people who would instantaneously obtain an eternal soul. Theistic evolution implies choosing between two beliefs allegory and literal one. While many theistic evolutionists believe that the story behind the creation of an allegory, they can also choose the literal one.
A lot of people who believe in theistic evolution do not set score that Genesis is a scientifically approved version, in case it was created in the pre-scientific era and was originally written for religious teaching; thus, it would seem that the chronological aspects of the creation should be considered from the point of view of the literary structure. As part of the interpretation means that the days of creation were not consecutive days, but reflect the specific events of the week of creation. It means that the days intersect each other. For instance, plants are created on the 3rd day and animals which were created on the 5th and 6th. Fossils represent the idea that plants and animals appear together, so these days intersect each other.
The main claim is that the order of life appearance, including the creation of light, is considered disordered and therefore not scientifically approved. Genesis can be reasoned scientifically correct, even in terms of evolution. This issue is deciphered if you have the correct framework. The creation report is written from the point of view of the person who was standing on the surface of the Earth. From this point of view, observing the events described in the book of Genesis is really in the right order. While theistic evolutionists differ in their positions, from conservative to liberal, there is no foundation of why a theistic evolutionist cannot be conservative when believing in a false Bible.
To summarize, there are a lot of ideas about the origin of life. A lot of them were suggested by scientists, other by philosophers and theologians. Every person chose the right version for oneself, but nobody knows what is true. Whether it is theology evolution or an idea of sparkling, it is only suggestions.
Choi, Ch. 7 theories on the origin of life. 2016. Retrieved from: https://www.livescience.com/13363-7-theories-origin-life.html
Drews, C. Theistic Evolution. 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.theistic-evolution.com/theisticevolution.html
Garrett J. DeWeese. Paul, Second Adam, and Theistic Evolution. Christian Research journal. 2014.Retrieved from: JAF2376
CSB. Christian Standard Bible. 2018. Retrieved from: https://csbible.com/
WEB. World English Bible. Retrieved from: https://worldenglishbible.org/
NHEB. New Heart English Bible. Retrieved from: https://studybible.info/version/NHEB