The Mystery of Life's Origin: Reassessing Current Theories (Again)

In this presentation I will explore how origin-of-life research findings of the last 60+ years have helped to clarify the nature of the mystery of life’s origin, while, in some ways, increasing the magnitude of the mystery itself. Nobel Laureate George Whitesides recently said, “I don’t understand how you go from a system that’s random chemicals to something that becomes, in a sense, a Darwinian set of (chemical) reactions that are getting more complicated spontaneously.” I will also explore what would be the theistic (or atheistic) implications if such an unlikely chemical pathway was discovered in the future.

Walter L. Bradley | Baylor University

Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

BioLogos is carrying out an incredibly valuable task in seeking to build bridges between science and faith, and helping Christians and others to engage with the theory of evolution in an informed way. When Christians have questions about creation and evolution, the BioLogos web-site is where I suggest they go for help.

- Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion