The January 2004 edition of Discover magazine listed the top 100 scientific studies carried out in 2003. One of these, the 32nd on the list, was an article titled "Creating New Life" (Surely God is beyond that). The article summarised the genetic engineering research on the bacterium Escherichia coli by Peter Schultz, of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California. Schultz succeeded in having the bacterium produce an amino acid outside the 20 amino acids used in the living world. Michael Abrams, who reported the research, wrote that with Schultz"s research the world"s first man-made, genuine artificial organism had been produced.
Schultz"s study is a distorted one, which has previously been sought to be put forward as evidence of evolution in various publications. First and foremost, this research was carried out in a laboratory environment, in a planned and systematic manner, using labour, funds and knowledge. The theory of evolution, however, maintains that life came about through random, aimless natural events. It is therefore clear that Schultz"s study constitutes no evidence for the imaginary evolutionary process. Almighty God flawlessly created all living things, in their present forms and in a single moment. If you wish you can read an earlier response of ours to evolutionist claims regarding this research HERE.2004-01-01 00:00:00