How did life begin? Many believe it began by chance as a simple single-celled organism. But even the simplest cells reveal evidence of design. —Rick Avent, "Origin of Life: Are Single Cells Really Simple?"
Harvard University selected XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell, illustrating mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external stimulus. This award winning piece was the first topic in a series of animations XVIVO is creating for Harvard's educational website BioVisions at Harvard. YouTube (7:59)
An excellent summary outlining a number of significant problems that are involved in a purely random, materialistic explanation of the origins of life, written to encourage students to consider careers in biology. "Abiogenesis: Students should know basic problems a successful hypothesis must overcome."
How the Origin of Life Points to the Existence of God (Video)
This excellent video by former atheist J. Warner Wallace summarizes the case for God's existence from the origin of life. —J. Warner Wallace, "How the Origin of Life Points to the Existence of God" Cold Case Christianity (14:31)
What do you remember being taught about the origin of life in your high school or college biology classes? How can science help us appreciate better the miracle of life? What are your thoughts on Dr. Paul Davies admission in the New Scientist that "Nobody knows how a mixture of lifeless chemicals spontaneously organized themselves into the first living cell"? Many scientists have argued, and courts have agreed, that "Intelligent Design" theory is not science. Is it? Why or why not?
How can you reflect God's glory in the way you live your life every day? If all human beings have been created in God's image and likeness, what implications does this have for how we think about and treat others? How we think about and treat the planet entrusted to our care? Given what the Bible teaches about our role to care for others and for God's creation, why do Christians disagree on social policy issues such as caring for the poor, the homeless, refugees, and the environment?