Oops! Next time, read the owner's manual first . . .
I am astounded by your attempts at creating life in the laboratory. As I understand it, your goal is to show that life can originate from non-living substances. You seem to assume that, given the right combinations of inorganic chemicals under the right conditions, spontaneous generation is possible. This, in spite of the fact that Louis Pasteur proved that "life can only come from life". So, not wanting to see perfectly good time and money spent needlessly. I feel compelled to offer this simple suggestion -- why not work backwards?
Instead of starting from scratch at trying to arrive at the successful combinations of substances, why not work in reverse, and start with a recently dead body? After all, every life-related chemical is already there and in their proper proportion. All you would have to do is find that one, now missing, ingredient that disappeared upon death. You probably feel that finding it is no easy task. If it were, you, no doubt, would have been able to resurrect a dead body as well as produce life in the laboratory. However, as it turns out, you don't have to look far to learn the identity of this ingredient.
In the first book of the Bible, the following statement is made,
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, ..." (Gen. 2:7 a). Of course, as a scientist, you have already discovered that many minerals found in dirt are also found in the human body. However, within the same verse, the Bible goes on to say that God also "... breathed into his nostrils THE BREATH OF LIFE; and man became a living soul" (Gen. 2:7 b), indicating that this missing ingredient is supernatural, and simply combining natural chemicals is not enough.
Please seriously consider my suggestion. After all, had you read Genesis 2:7, you would no doubt have saved time discovering the commonality between man and dust . . . as well as saving the money you're now wasting in your present endeavor.
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