Review by Greg Neyman
© Old Earth Ministries
Review Published April 2006
The premise behind this question is that evolution requires something that can create life from non-life. Many feel that this jump-start comes from raw energy. If you put the right combinations of materials together, along with the sun's energy, you have a possible catalyst for life.
Morris chooses to compare this prebiotic soup answer to the building of a house in Oklahoma. Although all the building materials were delivered to the site, they sat in the Oklahoma sunshine for a summer. However, despite their being in abundant sunshine, they did not assemble themselves into a house.
This comparison is ridiculous. Sunshine cannot move bricks...but it can move objects on a molecular level. A liquid, when it heats up, is quite active. Comparing a liquid to solid objects with much greater mass is not a fair comparison. However, fair comparisons are not typically found in young earth creationist arguments.
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