4.2.2 Seven Theories on the Origin of Life

Electrical storm in the Mojave Desert, California, USA. By Jessie Eastland, 2015.


Life on Earth began more than 3 billion years ago, evolving from the most basic of microbes into a dazzling array of complexity over time. But how did the first organisms on the only known home to life in the universe develop from the primordial soup (LIVESCIENCE, 2016)?


Read: 7 Theories on the Origin of Life // LIVESCIENCE

Guiding Questions:

  1. Are you familiar with any of these theories?
  2. Make a note of any elements that seem to contradict, or present challenges to, scripture.


Thumbnail: Desert Electrical Storm. Photo Credit: Jessie Eastland, 2015. CC BY-SA 4.0.