Genes of Genesis Solution


Week 1 | Discussion – The Origin of Life

Respond And Discuss

One of the theories of how life originated is that organic molecules came together in the ocean and life was created.  There is a fascinating article regarding this on the website in a new window).  Please download Genes of Genesis [DOWNLOAD] and read from “Molecules that Begin Life” through “Enzymes and Nucleic Acid Formation” and respond to the following prompts:

  1. Explore this topic in more detail and summarize how specifically a living molecule was supposed to have formed from an organic substance.
  2. According to the Bible, life started when God spoke it into existence. What flaws do you see with the theory that life came from organic compounds?
  3. The article cites several different types of organic molecules that were to have formed in early earth. Pick one molecule and describe how scientists theorize it formed. What are the inaccuracies with their method?
  4. With respect to the article, what evidence is there to support creationism? Find an outside source other than Wikipedia that will support this evidence.

Post your answers below and respond to at least two classmates’ posts with substantive responses.