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Dilemmas over Origin of Life
Explaining how lifeless chemicals suddenly came alive has been a formidable problem for all evolutionists. When Charles Darwin advanced his theory of evolution he conceded that life may have been "originally breathed by the creator into a few forms or into one". But present-day evolutionary theory generally eliminates any mention of a Creator. Instead, the theory of the spontaneous generation of life, once repudiated, has been revived in a somewhat altered form.Belief in a form of spontaneous generation can be traced back for centuries. In the 17th century even respected men of science, including Francis Bacon and William Harvey, accepted the theory. However by the 19th century Louis Pasteur and other scientists had seemingly dealt it a deathblow having proved by experiments that life comes only from previous life. Nevertheless, out of necessity, evolutionary theory assumes that long ago microscopic life must somehow have arisen spontaneously from nonliving matter. Let us see how this is supposed to have happened.