Life Arose From Nothing?

We hear a common argument from biblical literalists that life cannot arise spontaneously from nothing, as if the world before life was but a vast void of amorphous chaos with no rhyme or reason, no form, no laws of nature. Nothing. However, geology suggests otherwise. Can anyone logically call this nothing?



Other than the snowflakes, these are all minerals. They are not alive. Yet they look remarkably similar to living material. Let’s compare even further:



I could go on and on with comparisons like these. Are they just mere coincidences? Or is there more going on here than meets the casual eye? It appears the laws of nature required for initiating life were well in place long before life ever came about. All of the minerals, including the water, are highly organized crystals, a combination of chaos and order, just like life, itself. In fact, viruses, proteins, DNA and other biomolecules can be crystallized themselves.


About frankabernathy

I am a retired cell biologist and alumnus of Ohio State University. I became interested in chromosomes as far back as the 1960's when I wrote a term paper on the effects of radiomimetic drugs on chromosomes. I was fascinated at how they could break apart and reform new structures so easily. I became further involved in the early 1970's after taking a cytogenetics course at the University of Arkansas. I took that knowledge with me to Ohio State in 1980 where I eventually worked on my research and completed my Ph.D. dissertation, "Studies on Eukaryotic DNA Superstructure". My studies and later research suggested that the DNA within the eukaryotic chromosome is not the simple, linear molecular thread so widely suggested in all the classic textbooks published today. Instead, it may be the culmination of a geologically rapid set of endosymbiotic events where microorganisms plug into each other to create something greater than themselves. Feel free to contact me at
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