The Tale of Mega-Organism By Michael Marshall

Ask yourself if you believe in evolution, would you expect to find changed or unchanged fossils (one billion years old) that lived in a time with vastly different conditions than today? The discovery of planktonic cells called “tintinnids” look like the ones being observed today! It verifies a biblical premises (variants within a kind). But the story gets even better,  evolutionists like to create stories about the unobserved past. This latest one by Michael Marshall, is quite a doozy.

His story which is found in New Scientist goes like this…

“Once upon a time, 3 billion years ago, there lived a single organism called LUCA. It was enormous: a mega-organism like none seen since, it filled the planet’s oceans before splitting into three and giving birth to the ancestors of all living things on Earth today. This strange picture is emerging from efforts to pin down the last universal common ancestor – not the first life that emerged on Earth but the life form that gave rise to all others.”

“The latest results suggest LUCA was the result of early life’s fight to survive, attempts at which turned the ocean into a global genetic swap shop for hundreds of millions of years. Cells struggling to survive on their own exchanged useful parts with each other without competition – effectively creating a global mega-organism.”

In this story LUCA develops organelles without DNA which is quite a remarkable feat, wouldn’t you say? If this was true, manufactures wouldn’t need to build parts, just swap them from mysterious already existing parts which somehow were created into existence. Then we are told that LUCA divides herself into archaea, bacteria and eukarya which then eventually evolved into more complex animals. All the way to humans over time.

How did life begin? This is a question that has been researched by evolutionists for the past 150 years and they are nowhere close to finding an answer and you can see that from Michael Marchall’s tale, but stories like these are not for discovery parts of reality that expands knowledge but something for science fiction writers and some well-educated people who are not taking a logical approach to the story.

“It’s a plausible idea,” agrees Eric Alm of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  But he says he “honestly can’t tell” if it is true.”

Really? How would that be plausible, yet you have no idea that it is true? Alright we know evolution doesn’t have all the answers even the basic ones…“We don’t know why this happened, but it appears to have coincided with the appearance of oxygen in the atmosphere, around 2.9 billion years ago.”

Yea we know, stuff happens, right Michael Marshall? One requires more faith in evolution than in the Bible. Also, the more complexity researchers discover where they deem it to be very old in this case one billion years is something that makes it harder to explain and eventually falsifies evolution not verifies it.  Ask yourself, would you expect to find changed or unchanged fossils (one billion years old) that lived in a time under vastly different conditions than today?

2 thoughts on “The Tale of Mega-Organism By Michael Marshall

  1. Michael derides a provisional approach to the nature of the last universal common ancestor. He sneers that this hypothesis requires more faith than the biblical account.

    This is entirely off the mark. No one accepts this hypothesis on faith.

    It was proposed as a mere speculation to be investigated. Scientists will consider it, gather evidence for and against it, and weigh it in competition with other hypotheses. Depending upon the evidence, it will be rejected or accepted as a workable explanation of a mechanism upon which predictions can be based, further investigations predicated, and possibly new forms of control exerted.

    Compare this process with creationism. Belief is a prior requirement, based solely upon authority. Evidence consistent with it is sought, but evidence against it is excluded. No competing hypotheses are allowed. Yet it explains nothing—it predicts nothing, it yields no new knowledge, it allows no greater control over any physical phenomenon.

    So Michael equates the introduction of a new idea for investigation to a prior belief based solely upon faith. He compares boxcars to broccoli—insisting that broccoli has wheels because both begin with “b.”

    Creationism ranges far beyond ignorance. Ignorance is curable. Creationism entails a fundamental inability to understand how science functions. Michael demonstrates this in almost every post, where he can’t get his head around the most basic concepts of what science is and how it works. He insists that faith is a prior requirement for everything that one can possibly conceive of: If it’s not based upon a belief, then toss it out.

    The irony is that he can’t aspire to a cogent argument against mainstream science until he understands that science. The further irony is that those creationists who do come to understand science then almost universally reject creationism.

    But then we already knew that creationism has no basis whatever in either science or theology. It is 100% misplaced faith.

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