In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
… And God said, āLet the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.ā So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, āBe fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.ā And there was evening, and there was morningāthe fifth day.
…….And God said, āLet the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.ā And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
LiveScience: In the Beginning
by Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer
ā “Just as species are thought to have evolved over time, the individual molecules that form the basis of life also likely developed in response to natural selection, scientists say.
Life on Earth first bloomed around 3.7 billion years ago, when chemical compounds in a “primordial soup”*– somehow sparked into life, scientists suspect.
But what turned sterile molecules into living, changing organisms?
That’s the ultimate mystery.”
*Last year, many Science News Outlets reported that the 80 Year “Primordial Soup” theory had been rejected. New Research Rejects 80-Year Theory of āPrimordial Soupā as the Origin of Life….s8intcom