Skip to comments.What Did the First Living Cell Eat?
Posted on 08/18/2016 6:34:03 AM PDT by fwdude
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In comparison to these, by no means can there ever obtain by evolution an entrance unto union with the Eternal God, who is Spirit, and only they that are alive in the spirit may by grace attain, the life in the Spirit, the רוּח (rûach, Hebrew) or πνεῦμα (pneuma, Gree), of which is the theological study of pneumatology.
Hail to Thee, Lord Jesus, Creator of time, matter, life, and love! No thing or person is like unto Thee, Creator and Father of Lights and Liberty!
May we, redeemed or damned, never forget Thy Presence, not for one second of all Eternity!
For anyone on this thread that is actually interested in how current science is addressing this problem I would recommend the excellent book by Addy Pross, “What Is Life”. In a nutshell he lays out the current view that what we define as life is simply the inevitable result of a very specific kind of chemistry called systems chemistry. This branch deals with the evolution of naturally replicating molecules. The replication process requires energy for catalysis to occur. The molecules mutually interacted with other replicating molecules in catalytic reactions that produce copies of the original molecules. These chains are analogous to the metabolic processes that living cells use to extract energy from the environment. Over billions of years the molecules competed for energy and errors in the replication process produced mutations that allowed one molecular population to out replicate the others. This is natural selection at the molecular level. Replicative chemistry is the bridge between physical chemistry and biology. Replication and metabolism both evolved in parallel as populations of molecules became more enduring and stable.
“The second living cell?”
LOL! You win!
I’m going with twinkies.
Minerals. Same stuff that’s in plant food.
I know of no scientist who credibly claims to have invested inanimate matter with life. Personally, I do not see any way that life can be created from non-life.
That is, however, a different subject than what the first cell ate... ;-P
Look it up.
The first cell was created by GOD, so I’m confident the cell had everything it needed to create humanity; in GOD’s image.
None of which we can replicate!
There seem some deep links twixt mineralogy and biology.
Probing the Mind Of God....
People forget where the food chain starts, because they don’t look at the ingredients on their Miracle-Gro.
One single living cell is about as complicated as a modern jet aircraft.
All that just spontaneously appeared from some mud.
Evolution = religion.
And where did Chemosynthesis come from?
Photosynthesis works for that, too -- green plants don't need to eat other plants -- but that probably came about later. The biochemistry is much more complex.
Why don’t you enlighten me as to the derivative speculation that I am living off of? Sounds like a load of BS to me.
And BTW, I’m not actually taking a position in the Cre/Evo debate I’m just pointing out that we know that microbes exist that do not live off of organic matter and also have reason to believe that the basic building blocks were available on the primordial earth. Fallacious arguments are not going to change anyone’s mind.
The original work on the replication of the RNA chain was done by Sol Spiegelman in 1965. Later work by Sumpter and Luce and showed that even with just the base nucleotides present in the solution RNA replication could also be induced using a catalytic enzyme to produce replicating molecules. The chemistry of replicating molecules is used by industry every day.
Methane is just a carbon atom with four hydrogen atoms attached to it. It is believed that Jupiter’s moon Titan has oceans of liquid methane.
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