Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mars water could prove or disprove theory of evolution

For years, I have been hopeful that evidence for liquid water would be found on Mars. The reason I have hoped for this may surprise many. As a Biblical creationist, I believe the discovery of even microbial life on Mars would validate the theory of evolution.

With the discovery of liquid water added to the previously discovered sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon — all discovered in material drilled out of an ancient stream bed — it would seem that the stage is set to prove or disprove evolution as being scientifically valid.

There is just one big question: Will the key ingredients for life have assembled themselves into living organisms by now, as is supposed they have on Earth?

The fallacy we continue to hear is that if there is the combination of these key ingredients of life, with water for a long enough time, microbial life will evolve.

Yet they have failed to discover organic carbons — the building blocks of life.

When the evidence shows that chemical evolution is an invalid hypothesis for Mars, I will have added reasons to celebrate the truth that “in the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.”

Pastor Kent Knight, retired

Hermiston Seventh-day Adventist Church