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Stairway To Life

An Origin-Of-Life Reality Check

Written by Rob Stadler and Change Laura Tan
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  • Format: Softcover
  • Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
  • Length: 267 pages
  • Technicality: Technical
  • Ages: Teens – Adults
  • Published: 2020
  • SKU: 10-2-531
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What would it take for life to spontaneously come from nonlife? This deep and thought-provoking book reveals recently discovered facts regarding the complexity of the simplest organisms. It evaluates the prospects for natural processes to be able to lead to life. Simply stated, it’s impossible.


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Biochemist Change Laura Tan, PhD, and medical engineer Rob Stadler, PhD, conduct an “origin of life reality check” and show that life cannot come from nonlife, and that the idea is not scientific. It is only through God the Creator that life exists and reproduces after its kind, just as he told us in the Bible.

Abiogenesis is the belief that life can come from nonlife. Despite all of the scientific testing that shows this cannot happen, the majority in the scientific community still hold to the idea that it has happened at least once. Why is this? The creation had to come from somewhere, but without believing in a creator, abiogenesis is the secularist’s only option.

Spontaneous generation of living organisms—life arising without progenitor or seed—was a common belief in the time of Aristotle. Over the next two thousand years, support for spontaneous generation slowly retreated to its final stronghold: spontaneous formation of the first living organism.

From recently acquired insights into the complexity of the simplest organisms, Tan and Stadler specify requirements for spontaneous formation of life and evaluate the prospects for natural processes to satisfy these requirements. The Stairway to Life is a thought-provoking inquiry that breaches the final stronghold of spontaneous generation.

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