Joseph (2000a, 2009a) has also ridiculed the "life-began-on-Earth" theory of abiogenesis, calling it "religion masquerading as science" and points out there is absolutely no evidence to support the abiogenesis hypothesis. Life has never been created from non-life despite repeated attempts by creation scientists to intelligently design life in a laboratory.
Proponents have defended abiogenesis and the embarrassing lack of supportive evidence by claiming that "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." However, "the absence of evidence" means there is no evidence. Without evidence there are no facts. Belief in abiogenesis, in the absence of evidence and in the absence of facts, is not science. Its magical thinking. Belief in abiogenesis is based on "faith," which is the domain of religion...
Just as an apple seed contains the genetic instructions for growing an apple tree, the "genetic seeds of life" which rained down upon Earth, contained the genetic instructions for the tree of life, and for every life form which has evolved on this planet; a view completely contrary to Darwinism and abiogenesis.
Darwinism and the abiogenesis hypothesis are intrinsically linked. The Darwinian-abiogenesis consensus is that an accident of chance resulted in the creation of a single life form and this is how life on Earth began and evolved: "all life on Earth, from bacteria to sequoia trees to humans, evolved from a single ancestral cell" (Eighth Conference on the Origins of Life, Berkeley, California, 1984).
The Darwinian-abiogenic hypothesis is that all the branches and twigs of the tree of life trace their roots to a single organism that emerged by a miracle of chance from the mixing of this organic soup. Through unknown mechanisms, this first single living cell was blessed with DNA and the ability to replicate and create variable copies of itself and its genome. Through Darwinian mechanisms of natural selection, this chance event, where life emerged from non-life, gave rise to every creature on this planet including humans; a story reminiscent of the Biblical story of Genesis, where life emerges from Earth and becomes progressively complex culminating in woman and man.
Joseph (2000a, 2009b) has detailed numerous flaws in the Darwinian conception of evolution, pointing out that Darwinism is not supported by genetics or the fossil record. Darwin (1859, 1871), for example, claimed evolution took place by tiny steps, whereas the fossil record indicates long periods of stasis followed by quantum evolutionary leaps (Gould, 2002; Hoyle and Wickramasinghe 1984, 2000).
[B]The Evolution of Life From Other Planets. Part 1[/B]
The First Earthlings. Interplanetary Genetic Messengers. ExtraTerrestrial Horizontal Gene Transfer. The Genetics of Eukaryogenesis and Metamorphosis Rhawn Joseph Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, 2009, 1, 100-150.
[B]The Evolution and Genetics of Life From Other Planets. Part
Prolaryotes, Viruses, ExtraTerrestrial Genes, Genetic Libraries, Gene Transfer,
Introns, Transposons; Conserved - Silent & Regulatory Genes, Whole Genome Duplication, & the Big Brain, Big Breast Revolution. Rhawn Joseph Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, 2009, 1,150-200.
[B] The Evolution and Metamorphosis of Life From Other Planets. Part 3.[/B]
Genes, Microbes, Metazoan Metamorphosis & the Genetically Engineered Environment: Brains,Bodies & the Cambrian Explosion. Rhawn Joseph Ph.D., Journal of Cosmology, 2009, 1,700-760.