Genesis 2: 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
According to a new science study conducted by Cornell University biological engineers, it was discovered that “Clay, a seemingly infertile blend of minerals, might have been the birthplace of life on Earth. Or at least of the complex biochemicals that make life possible”.
In simulated ancient seawater, clay forms a hydrogel — a mass of microscopic spaces capable of soaking up liquids like a sponge. Over billions of years, chemicals confined in those spaces could have carried out the complex reactions that formed proteins, DNA and eventually all the machinery that makes a living cell work. Clay hydrogels could have confined and protected those chemical processes until the membrane that surrounds living cells developed.
To further test the idea, the Luo group has demonstrated protein synthesis in a clay hydrogel.
All I can say is this little news article brings joy to my soul. Nothing makes me more happy then when science gives possibility to the stories of the Bible.
Give the whole article a read and let me know what you think, Bible thumper or not, having a new possibility for how life on Earth came to existence has to be exciting.