“Brussels Sprout” Meteorite: Source for Life on Earth?

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If you’ve ever smelled a meteorite, it probably didn’t have much of an aroma. But that’s not the case with the newest addition to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. This four-pound visitor from outer space (a rare stony meteorite that is called a carbonaceous chondrite) crashed down in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province back in April. And when scientists received the sample, it smelled distinctly like Brussels sprouts! Why—and what does that have to do with creation and evolution?

Well, to answer that question, I’ll share some of the text from the article, answering the question as to why the meteorite smells like a vegetable:

This odor comes from organic compounds such as amino acids. Billions of years ago, malodorous meteorites like this were likely what seeded Earth with the building blocks of life, and Field Museum scientists will study the smelly space rock for clues about the materials that shaped our solar system. [emphasis added]
So, meteorites from outer space with organic compounds crashed into earth and seeded life on this planet?

So, meteorites from outer space with organic compounds crashed into earth and seeded life on this planet? That shows how desperate evolutionists are to solve the bewildering question of the origin of life: they must appeal to rare meteorites with organic compounds as the start to life. But do organic compounds get evolutionists any closer to the origin of life? No!

Life requires information and a code system—and that’s DNA. The DNA molecule forms the building blocks of life. DNA is a complex language system that codes for an incredible amount of information. Everything needed to make you “you” is encoded in your DNA from the moment of fertilization. And not only does life need information—it needs a code, a language, system to read that information. And neither information nor a language system can arise by naturalistic processes. Information always comes from information and ultimately from a Mind.

Organic compounds don’t equal life. These compounds, including amino acids, will not spontaneously form a language system. It’s impossible! It has never been observed because life cannot arise by naturalistic processes. Life is more than just chemicals! It’s information based.

Just because one finds organic compounds does not mean that’s evidence of life.

Organic compounds contain carbon and are found in all living things. But not all organic compounds come from living things! Just because one finds organic compounds does not mean that’s evidence of life.

This meteorite might tell us about outer space and what’s out there. But it won’t tell us anything about the evolution of our solar system or the origin of life. If we want to know that, look to God’s Word. It gives us the true history of the earth, life, and the universe.

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This item was discussed today on Answers News with cohosts Dr. Georgia Purdom, Avery Foley, and frequent guest Roger Patterson. Answers News is our weekly news program filmed live before a studio audience here at the Creation Museum and broadcast on my Facebook page and the Answers in Genesis Facebook page. We also covered the following topics:

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  • Why were “hobbits” so small?
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Watch the entire episode of Answers News for October 21, 2019.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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