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Did Life Start in the Sea?

Psalm 146:5-6
“Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is; which keepeth truth for ever.”

The sea is the last, most unexplored frontier left on earth, and one of the most widespread modern myths about the sea is that life began there.

In 1903, A.B. Macallam said that there was a causal relationship between the salinity of the sea and the salt content of human blood plasma. This was said to be a direct reflection of our ancient emergence from the Did life start in the sea?sea. Years later, after students had been well rehearsed in this nonsense, the scientific establishment officially refuted the theory. But textbooks still tell us that life began in the sea.

The salt contents of seawater and blood are not that similar, but even if they were, it has nothing to do with evolution. You see, there are salts in the earth and these find their way to the sea via the rivers. Those salts in the earth also find their way into our bodies via the food chain and are necessary for all life. So both seawater and blood are water-based solutions, and all water-based solutions must follow the same chemical principles. Blood is forced, by simple chemistry, to be somewhat similar to any other water-based salt solutions.

Life did not begin in the primordial sea. The Bible tells us that God created life from the dust of the ground, the original source of the salt.

Prayer: 
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You that it is through You that I and all living things were made, and not through the impersonal, unloving sea. Enable me to communicate this truth in our troubled world. Amen.
Notes: 
Steve Olson. “Why is the Sea Constant?” Science 82, p. 112.