Looking for Life on Enceladus
John 5:39: "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."
In an article titled "Excitement Builds for the Possibility of Life on Enceladus," a Scientific American writer begins with these words, "Saturn's frozen moon Enceladus is a tantalizing world – many scientists are increasingly convinced it may be the best place in our solar system to search for life."
The writer adds, "Finding life there would be a profound revelation that we are not alone in the cosmos. Furthermore, the discovery of organisms – or the lack thereof – could answer the subtler mystery of how life started on Earth."
In other words, whether they find life there or not, scientists are not willing to accept what the Bible tells us about how life got started on Earth. And as this article points out, scientists have now lowered the bar of what they'll accept as evidence for life. As one researcher puts it, "If you went to Mars and found a dead rabbit on the ground, it's not alive, but it is compelling evidence of life. So we're not searching for something that's alive but searching for the molecules that life uses. In other words, we're looking for the body of the dead rabbit."
One type of molecule they're looking for are amino acids. Of course, even if they do find amino acids, this isn't even close to finding evidence of life. How much wiser it would be to search for the Creator of life in the pages of the Bible!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that scientists involved in space exploration would give You glory for the universe that You created! In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: Annie Sneed, "Excitement Builds for the Possibility of Life on Enceladus," Scientific American online, 6/28/16. Photo: Voyager 2 view of Enceladus in 1981. (PD)
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