Was the Bible right? All life on earth ‘may have come from clay’

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All life on earth may have come from clay according to new scientific research, just as the Bible, Koran and even Greek mythology have been suggesting for thousands of years.

The latest theory is that clay – which is basically a combination of minerals in the ground – acts as a breeding laboratory for tiny molecules and chemicals which is “absorbs like a sponge”.

The process takes billions of years, during which the chemicals react to each other to form proteins, DNA and, eventually, living cells, scientists told the journal Scientific Reports.

Was the Bible right All life on earth 'may have come from clay'

Biological Engineers from Cornell University’s department for Nanoscale Science in New York state believe clay ‘might have been the birthplace of life on Earth.’

It is a theory dating back thousands of years in many cultures, though perhaps not using the same scientific explanation. In religious texts from ancient Egypt to Chinese legends, God moulds clay into the shape of man and then breathes life into him through his nostrils.

Even Genesis talks of man being born from dust and returning to dust when he dies, with scholars translating this from the ancient Hebrew as also meaning clay or the earth itself.

In seawater, clay forms a hydrogel – a mass of tiny spaces which soak up other minerals, chemicals and tiny molecules from its surrounding area.

Professor Dan Luo of Cornell said: “In early geological history clay hydrogel provided a confinement function for biomolecules and biochemical reactions.

“Over billions of years, chemicals confined in those spaces could have carried out the complex reactions that formed proteins, DNA and eventually all the machinery that makes a living cell work.”

The conclusions are based on experiments by the researchers using synthetic hydrogels, adding DNA, amino acids and enzymes and simulating the production of proteins.

While it may be one theory on the creation of life on Earth, it may also have modern and moneysaving applications for drug manufacturing.

The report added: “Why consider clay? It’s dirt cheap. Better yet, it turned out unexpectedly that using clay enhanced protein production.”

Source: telegraph

The latest theory is that clay – which is basically a combination of minerals in the ground – acts as a breeding laboratory for tiny molecules and chemicals which is “absorbs like a sponge”.

The process takes billions of years, during which the chemicals react to each other to form proteins, DNA and, eventually, living cells, scientists told the journal Scientific Reports.

Biological Engineers from Cornell University’s department for Nanoscale Science in New York state believe clay ‘might have been the birthplace of life on Earth.’

It is a theory dating back thousands of years in many cultures, though perhaps not using the same scientific explanation. In religious texts from ancient Egypt to Chinese legends, God moulds clay into the shape of man and then breathes life into him through his nostrils.

Even Genesis talks of man being born from dust and returning to dust when he dies, with scholars translating this from the ancient Hebrew as also meaning clay or the earth itself.

In seawater, clay forms a hydrogel – a mass of tiny spaces which soak up other minerals, chemicals and tiny molecules from its surrounding area.

Professor Dan Luo of Cornell said: “In early geological history clay hydrogel provided a confinement function for biomolecules and biochemical reactions.

“Over billions of years, chemicals confined in those spaces could have carried out the complex reactions that formed proteins, DNA and eventually all the machinery that makes a living cell work.”

The conclusions are based on experiments by the researchers using synthetic hydrogels, adding DNA, amino acids and enzymes and simulating the production of proteins.

While it may be one theory on the creation of life on Earth, it may also have modern and moneysaving applications for drug manufacturing.

The report added: “Why consider clay? It’s dirt cheap. Better yet, it turned out unexpectedly that using clay enhanced protein production.”

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  1. vontronics says:

    Genesis 1:1 (The Bible)
    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    Romans 1:20-23
    20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
    21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

    23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    The theory of evolution isn’t based on scientific facts like we have been led to believe, rather its supposed evidences are nothing more than assumptions and faith. Real observable testable science shows evolution to be nothing more than a theory built as a house of cards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-L60LJR0LU

    http://www.answersingenesis.org / http://www.icr.org / http://www.evolutionvsgod.com / http://www.livingwaters.com /

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