Stanley Miller with his
The most generally respected study on the origin
of life is the Miller experiment conducted by the American
researcher Stanley Miller in 1953. (The experiment is also
known as the "Urey-Miller experiment" because of the contribution
of Miller's instructor at the University of Chicago, Harold
Urey.) This experiment is the only "evidence" evolutionists
have with which to allegedly prove the "chemical evolution
thesis"; they advance it as the first stage of the supposed
evolutionary process leading to life. Although nearly half
a century has passed, and great technological advances have
been made, nobody has made any further progress. In spite
of this, Miller's experiment is still taught in textbooks
as the evolutionary explanation of the earliest generation
of living things. That is because, aware of the fact that
such studies do not support, but rather actually refute, their
thesis, evolutionist researchers deliberately avoid embarking
on such experiments.
Stanley Miller's aim was to demonstrate by means
of an experiment that amino acids, the building blocks of
proteins, could have come into existence "by chance" on the
lifeless earth billions of years ago. In his experiment, Miller
used a gas mixture that he assumed to have existed on the
primordial earth (but which later proved unrealistic), composed
of ammonia, methane, hydrogen, and water vapor. Since these
gases would not react with each other under natural conditions,
he added energy to the mixture to start a reaction among them.
Supposing that this energy could have come from lightning
in the primordial atmosphere, he used an electric current
for this purpose.
Miller heated this gas mixture at 100įC for a
week and added the electrical current. At the end of the week,
Miller analyzed the chemicals which had formed at the bottom
of the jar, and observed that three out of the 20 amino acids
which constitute the basic elements of proteins had been synthesized.
This experiment aroused great excitement among
evolutionists, and was promoted as an outstanding success.
Moreover, in a state of intoxicated euphoria, various publications
carried headlines such as "Miller creates life." However,
what Miller had managed to synthesize was only a few inanimate
Encouraged by this experiment, evolutionists
immediately produced new scenarios. Stages following the development
of amino acids were hurriedly hypothesized. Supposedly, amino
acids had later united in the correct sequences by accident
to form proteins. Some of these proteins which emerged by
chance formed themselves into cell membrane-like structures
which "somehow" came into existence and formed a primitive
cell. These cells then supposedly came together over time
to form multicellular living organisms.
However, Miller's experiment has since proven
to be false in many respects.