The seed of life
"Of all misteries humankind faces in their search of KNOWLEDGE, the greatest is the one called "Mistery of Life".
(Zecharia Sitchin - Scholar)
The archbishop James Ussher of Armagh, from Ireland, made a "tour de force" in the 17th century:
In the beginning,
God created the skies and the earth.
The land was empty and vague,
Darkness enveloped the abyss
And God's wind hovered above the waters.
And God ordained: "Be light", and there was light.
Studying this summary of "Creation", the archbishop estimated the day and the exact moment of the world's creation: the year 4004 BC and "The Ussher Chronology" is include of many of the older editions of the Bible, as one can easily verify, and yielded the "Creationist Theory or Belief".
The Evolutionism is circumscribed to the Evolution Theory, and it claims the Earth and the Solar System are much older than that date calculated by James Ussher and that everything has followed a path determined by Evolution. The Evolutionism has scientific bases.
Creationists and Evolutionists started an inglorious battle between one another's supporters, for the Creationism claiming that its greatest enemy was "Science". And science, on the other hand, was fighting this battle side by side with Evolutionism. The Evolution Theory explains life development on Earth, but do not explain "HOW" life did begin in our planet: who sowed Earth? Science has come a long way without arriving to a definitive conclusion. The great majority os scientists now believe that our current atmosphere is not the original one, after answering some of the questions science has put forward:
- Did the Earth have water? What about our atmosphere? Did the main components which yielded life already existed on Earth? We know about the molecular combination or hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus, predecessors of living organisms. It is believed that our current atmosphere is not the original one, once the current dry air is composed of 79% nitrogen (N2), 20% oxygen (O2) and 1% argon (Ar), with traces of other elements (the atmosphere contains water steam within the dry air). However, it lacks the profusion of elements present in the universe: hydrogen (87%) and helium (12%) together consist in 99% of all the other elements. Hydrogen and helium are extremely volatile and very rare in our atmosphere, besides that we are short of noble gases like neon, argon, krypton and xenon (that is, comparing with the cosmic variety). These facts made scientists assume our planet went through a "Thermal Episode" about 3,8 billion years ago. Most interestingly is the existence of reports confirming these events, which were written in the Sumerian Tablets 4 thousand years ago.
Gone a Long Way
I - THE PRIMORDIAL SOUP
In 1953, Harold Urey and Stanley Miller (scientists from the University of Chicago) made an experience considered amazing by science. They turned their lab into a kitchen and fixed the "primordial soup" recipe: in a "pressure cooker" they mixed simple organic molecules like methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water steam, all dissolved in water. Then, the scientists produced electric sparkles (the primordial lightning) to bomb the "soup" with. The result: the amino acids from the proteins essential to living matter. Other scientists, excited, presented their own "recipes", but none of them managed to "give life" to their outcomes, i.e., the capacity of absorbing nutrients of any kind, reproduce itself, exist and experiment: LIFE as we now it.
"We have already learned how to produce organic composites from inorganic elements; the next step is learning how they organize themselves into a reproductive cell." - Stanley Miller - University of California.
MADE OF CLAY
Theory attributed to the scientists from AMES Research Center (NASA) - Mountainview - California. April, 1985.
"This theory was formulated due to the need of including the genetic code in the transition of the inanimate organic matter to an animate state." (Zecharia Sitchin - scholar and consultant for NASA).
In 1985 scientists from AMES reported "substantial breakthroughs in the knowledge of the role of clay in the processes of life engendering." They also managed to reproduce a clay crystal from a "progenitor crystal", a primitive phenomenon in reproduction - - Armin Weiss - University of Munich. The scientist Lelia Coyne afirms the clay has the property of keeping and transmitting energy because of certain "errors" in its crystals formation. The New York Times comments: "If that theory is confirmed, it was a series or chemical errors that brought life to earth". No it was not confirmed! However, the New York Times called attention to an important fact: "This theory also evokes the biblical account of creation. In Genesis, it is written that God made man out of the clay from the soil and, in common speak, the primordial dust is called clay."
The Bible and Science agree to a certain extent as far as Creation is concerned. Both sides, Creationists and Evolutionists, started their conflict in a crucial crossroad: the Earthling Creation, the creation of Adam, of Man.
But the Bible and Science disagree in another issue: How did life begin on Earth? Where did the Sowing come from?
The DNA discoverer, Sir Francis Crick (along with the brilliant Father James Watson in 1953) and Leslie Orgel suport the "Direct Panspermia" theory (1973, Icarus, issue 19), originated from an "extraterrestrial source" and they are opposed for that, because in their paper they wrote: "not by chance, but as a deliberate activity of an extraterrestrial society." And they added: "the available time thus creates the possibility of the existence of technological societies from other parts of the galaxy even before Earth's formtion". The "available time" to which they refer is 10 billion years before the 4.6 billion years of our solar system formation.
The theories of the "Primordial Soup" and "Life from Clay" were rejected in 1986, in the 8th Conference on Life Origins held at the University of Berkely in California, with the attendance of 285 scientists from 22 countries.
"NASA probes skies for clues of the origin of life on Earth" - The New York Times and Sandra Blakesher sum up the latest scientific news:
"New researches for indications of the origins of life have lead to the recent finding that comets, meteors and stardust carry huge quantities of complex organic chemicals, as well as essential elements for the living cells. Scientists believe Earth and other planets were SOWN OUT IN SPACE (capital letters by Infinito) with those powerful building blocks of Life."
SOWN OUT IN SPACE. The Sumerian, number one civilization in humankind history, thousands of years ago used those SAME WORDS to define the beginning of LIFE in our planer. Moreover, they told in detail HOW it happened: by a planet they called NIBIRU which invaded our solar system. Nbiru, the Crossin Planet, was the agent of what nowadays scientists call "Thermal Event or Episode" providing the sowing of Earth at the dawning of our solar system.
After going back 6000 years in time, modern science recovered the Sumerian notion of an outer space invader who brought the seed of life to the solar system and dropped it in "Gaea" durin the Celestial Battle…in this respect, modern science is only catching up with ancient knowledge." ( Zecharia Sitchin - scholar and consultant for NASA)
Other readings: "Chronicles of Earth" - Zecharia Sitchen
5 volumes already translated into Portuguese - Publisher: Best Seller
3 volumes in English (original idiom)
"Chronicles of Earth" will be the subject of our coming "fascicle" - May/June
Translated by: Simone Mordente