What is LUCA, How Complex Was It, What are the Odds of It Forming?
August 27, 2016
The below article is discussing the evolutionary religious belief of LUCA or Last Universal Common Ancestor. This is the supposed organism from which all living things descended.
The article says, "Genetic studies to date have revealed some tantalizing clues about LUCA. Most evidence suggests that, like modern cells, LUCA stored genetic information using DNA. It also built proteins and used adenosine triphosphate as its currency for energy".
In other words, this life was complex!!! Many evolutionists try to fool their audience by making it seem that a bacteria or some life in the distant past was "simple life", but the truth is even the simplest viruses are more complex than anything we can create today with all or our technology. And viruses aren't even considered alive!
So what are the odds of LUCA forming? The first life had to be more complex than a virus, because it had to be able to reproduce, process energy among other things. These are all things a virus cannot do. The simplest virus known to man has 1,768 base pairs. Think of a base pair as a letter in the genetic instructions that make it go. There are 2 different types of base pairs so the odds of the simplest virus being created is 2^1768 or 10^584. To put that into perspective, there are 10^80 atoms in our observable universe. So math and probability show that the genetic information needed for life coming together randomly is what is known as operationally impossible. To believe that it did come together randomly is a faith position.
In summary, all life that has ever been has been complex. All life requires genetic information, molecular machines, the ability to reproduce and process energy, etc.. So complex in fact that to imagine it was created at random through chemicals bumping into each other is a faith position that goes against observable science.
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