"The cell is a simple homogenous globule of plasm" - T. H. Huxley - "Darwin's Bull Dog".
Back in the days when Darwin was hypothesizing that maybe, just maybe, all of the wonders of creation could be explained by purely natural processes (which still would not kick God out, because Christians have always affirmed that God is the Author of all things, including natural processes), the origin of life was not considered particularly worrisome. After all, people of that unsophisticated era believed that life was so simple that it could just spontaneously generate from non-life. Not a biggy.
Except that the entire materialistic darwinian house of cards depends on it. In the materialistic world view, there is simply no room for a divine foot in the door. Mind. Closed.
Fast-forward 150 years. We now know that even the simplest life form is characterized by a world of complexity -- and there is no viable naturalistic explanation for the origin of life on the table. So what we currently have is a house of cards with no table underneath it. But, give us time, brother, give us time. Keep the materialistic faith.
Committed atheists are stuck with believing, against the evidence on the table, that purely natural processes explain everything -- unlike Christians, who can afford to be open-minded, and genuinely inquisitive about natural causes, because Christians attribute natural processes to God. (Indeed, it was this conviction that God, a rational being, was the cause of natural processes that propelled the growth of science in predominantly Christian Europe.) So, whether life emerged from purely natural processes (as some Christians assert), or whether life was the result of explicit divine activity (as I believe), the Christian can afford to be generously open-minded about the question of origins of life and species. The atheist fundamentalist, on the other hand, must be narrowly, dogmatically and harshly closed to a predetermined conclusion.
The cell a "simple homogenous globule of plasm"?
Not true, but even if it were, even Jello has a creator.
Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer -- check this video out at
And that's the way the designer Ball bounces.