Take a LUCA That Ancestor!

Scientists who believe in scum-to-skeptic evolutionism spend a whole heap of time searching for evidence of common ancestry. Various "transitional forms" have been proposed, but none are undisputed, even among evolutionists. What could be considered the Holy Grail for evolution has been called LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, which came about through abiogenesis (chemical evolution).

Evolutionists are searching for, and arguing about, the Last Common Universal Ancestor. Two schools of thought disagree, both use faulty reasoning.
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Some scientists think they've found LUCA, but are in sharp disagreement about where it is found. Also, they are using circular reasoning from their faulty presuppositions. This putative ancestor of all living things will never be found because it does not exist: life was Created, and this is the logical conclusion derived from the scientific evidence as well as the clear teaching of the Bible.

  • Evolutionists believe the microbe LUCA was the Last Universal Common Ancestor of all living things. 

  • Some evolutionists believe they know where LUCA evolved and what LUCA was like. 

  • Evolutionists disagree about where LUCA evolved and what LUCA was like. 

  • No scientists have found LUCA.
The microbe LUCA is supposed to have been the Last Universal Common Ancestor of all living things. Using the magic of modern genetics, scientists in 2016 came up with a description of LUCA. This profile describing LUCA’s physiology and habitat, published in Nature Microbiology, generated headlines declaring “Scientists Find LUCA,” “Meet LUCA,” and “Behold LUCA.” And while journalists practically queued up to get LUCA’s autograph, other scientists begged to differ. They believe LUCA evolved in a different setting altogether, one they concocted from chemistry rather than genetics.
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