Origin of Life

Creation-Based K-12 Curriculum Supplement

Table of Contents
Preface 5
What Is the Origin of Life? 9
What Is Life? 11
  A Physical Definition of Life 11
  A Biblical Definition of Life 13
The Chemical Basis for Physical Life 17
  Physical Life Requires Catalysts, Information, and Metabolism 17
  The Elements for Life Came from the Earth 18
  Enzymes Catalyze the Reactions that Make Life Possible 19
  DNA Is the Information Storage System for Life 22
  Metabolic Cycles Are Characteristic of Life 25
Creating Life in the Laboratory 29
  Amino Acids in the Prebiotic Soup 30
  "The RNA World" 32
  The Metabolism First Hypothesis 34
Does Life Exist Somewhere Else in the Solar System? 37
  Life on Mars? 37
  Stanley Miller's Chemistry on Titan 40
  The Purpose of Creation 41
Bibliography 45

Origin of Life includes a teacher’s manual and a CD-ROM packed with K-12 reproducible classroom activities and PowerPoint presentations. Science Education Essentials are designed to work within your school’s existing science curriculum, with an uncompromising foundation of creation-based science instruction.

Created by the faculty and scientists at the Institute for Creation Research.

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