posted on Jan, 23 2014 @ 07:49 AM
A 31-year-old physicist and biochemist, Jeremy England by name, appears to have shown, in a recently-published
, that the emergence of life from non-living
matter is not just statistically probable, but more or less inevitable.
'You start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant,'
England said, calling the emergence of life from inanimate matter 'as unsurprising as rocks rolling downhill.'
In a twist that will surprise those who claim that life 'violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics', England's proposed theory is actually
on thermodynamics. In a nutshell, he shows that nature favours arrangements of matter that are good at dissipating heat. Living things
are, it seems, especially good at this.
His theory does not supersede or discredit Darwinian evolution, but is complementary to it. 'I am certainly not saying that Darwinian ideas are
wrong,' he said. 'On the contrary, I am just saying that from the perspective of the physics, you might call Darwinian evolution a special case of a
more general phenomenon.'
Although England's ideas are new and still being debated by scientists in his field, those who have examined his work say his theoretical results are
valid. The next step is to devise experiments that will test them under lab conditions. That work is, apparently, about to begin.
Well, then. How will creationists respond if abiogenesis is shown to be an inevitable result of the nature of matter itself?
edit on 23/1/14 by Astyanax because: of typos.