If God made one type of life, He also could have made many thousands of different types.
Darwin evidently regretted this concession later and also speculated that life could have originated in some ‘warm little pond’ on the ancient earth.
Almost a half century of research and millions of dollars have been expended to prove this idea—so far with few positive results and much negative evidence.
Today, we recognize that genes require enzymes in order to function, but genes are necessary to produce enzymes.
Chemical evolution is actually part of the ‘General Theory of Evolution’, defined by the evolutionist Kerkut as ‘the theory that all the living forms in the world have arisen from a single source which itself came from an inorganic form’.
Darwin recognized how critical the abiogenesis problem was for his theory.
Although widely heralded for decades by the popular press as ‘proving’ that life originated on the early earth entirely under natural conditions, we now realize the experiment actually provided compelling evidence for the opposite conclusion.
Next, while a heating coil kept the water boiling, they struck the gases in the flask with a high-voltage (60,000 volts) tungsten spark-discharge device to simulate lightning.
Below this was a water-cooled condenser that cooled and condensed the mixture, allowing it to fall into a water trap below.
Although seriously challenged in recent years, the warm soup hypothesis is still the most widely held abiogenesis theory among Darwinists.
Developed most extensively by Russian atheist Alexandr Ivanovich Oparin (1894–1980) in his book, Oparin ‘postulated that life may have evolved solely through random processes’ in what he termed a biochemical ‘soup’ that he believed once existed in the oceans.