Scientists have finally done it---after years of struggle, hey've created artifical life in a test tube. What do their discoveries mean for the Genesis creation story? Detailing the quest for synthetic life forms, biochemist Rana examines the process---and shows how it will actually undermine evolution's explanation and strengthen evidence for a Creator.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: Baker Books Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 0801072093 ISBN-13: 9780801072093 Availability: In Stock
Each year brings to light new scientific discoveries that have the power to either test our faith or strengthen it--most recently the news that scientists have created artificial life forms in the laboratory. If humans can create life, what does that mean for the creation story found in Scripture? Biochemist and Christian apologist Fazale Rana, for one, isn't worried. In Creating Life in the Lab, he details the fascinating quest for synthetic life and argues convincingly that when scientists succeed in creating life in the lab, they will unwittingly undermine the evolutionary explanation for the origin of life, demonstrating instead that undirected chemical processes cannot produce a living entity.
Fazale Rana (PhD, Ohio University) is vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons To Believe. He is the author of The Cell's Design and coauthor, with Hugh Ross, of Origins of Life and Who Was Adam? Rana lives in Southern California.