First I want to try and get a time period on earth when it came about.
Scientists believe the earth is 4 billion years old. This ancient time earth was in a cooling process, as explained by earth scientist, with regard to the other planets in the suns solar system. There was an extended time period of cooling down, the millions of years for soil to accumulate, and support life.
This engagement to analyse the beginning of life takes the position that life was created, that it didn’t somehow became a one cell in the ancient sea beds, and develop DNA, then miraculously kept developing into the more advanced forms of life. Like the ape emerged, and man came from the apes because our DNA is so close.
As explained here, life takes the solid position that life was created, it took intelligence. To somehow developed into those dinosaurs of somewhat a million years ago, without creation is preposterous.
The so many forms of life coming from the past and into the present in this world are uncountable. Diversity in life and life itself is extremely vast in numbers, has a limit ever been found? The complex, and diverse with its many forms, from the giant blue wale all the way down to the once cell microbe.
In a Science magazine in 1981 there was an article on a single cell. It read around a single cell having a million parts, incredible.
All life get nourishment in one form or another, let’s look at what mother earth has provided for us.
The vegetables we find in the grocery store weren’t found on earth for the early inhabitants, but what was found and eaten no doubt, down through the early days was cultivated from the parent stock into the hybrids of today.
artichoke, asparagus, eggplant), corn, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, carrot, cassava, cauliflower, celery, zucchini, cucumber, kale, okra, onion, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, radish, spinach, squash, sweet potato, turnip, water chestnut, yam, mushroom, to list a few.
Going back 2000 BC to the people of that day for instance, they had their herds of animals they eat from. Sheep, hogs, goats, chickens, the cattle of that time, that gave the nourishment and protein needed.
Here now, it’s all provided for the consumer.
Life in the animal world:
antelope, ape, armadillo, baboon, badger, bear, beaver, bison, buffalo, bull, camel, caribou, cat, cheetah, chimpanzee, cougar, cow, deer, dog, dolphin, eland, elephant, elk, ermine, ferret, fox, gazelle, gerbil, giant panda, gibbon, giraffe, gnu, goat, gorilla, grizzly bear, hamster, hare, hedgehog, hippopotamus, horse, hyena, impala, jaguar, kangaroo, koala, leopard, llama, mink, mole, mongoose, monkey, mouse, lemur, lion, moose, ocelot, orangutan, otter, panda, panther, pig, platypus, polar bear, polecat, puma, rabbit, racoon, rat, reindeer, rhinos, rhinoceros, seal, sea lion, sheep, skunk, squirrel, tiger, wallaby, walrus, weasel, whale, wolf, wolverine, wombat, zebra
Life in the oceans, include types of fish, shellfish and crustacean etc.
bass, bloater, Bombay duck, bream, brill, brisling, candiru, carp, catfish, chub, clam, cockle, cod, coley, conger eel, crab, crayfish (or N American crawfish) cuttlefish, dab, dace, dogfish, dory, Dover sole, eel, flounder, fugu, goldfish, guppy, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, hoki, king prawn, kipper, lantern fish, ling, lobster, mackerel, marlin, minnow, monkfish, mullet, mussel, octopus, oyster, perch, pike, pilchard, piranha, plaice, pollock, prawn, rainbow trout, roach, roughy, salmon, sardine, scallop, shark, shrimp, skate, snapper, sole, sprat, squid, stickleback, stingray, sturgeon, swordfish, tench, trout, tuna, turbot, whelk, whitebait, whiting, aust yabbie
Life in the insects world include:
aphid, bee, beetle, blackfly, bumblebee, butterfly, cicada, cockroach, cranefly, cricket, colloq. daddy, longlegs, dragonfly, earwig, fly, glowworm, gnat, grasshopper, hornet, horsefly, flea, froghopper, greenfly, lacewing, ladybird, N American ladybug, leatherjacket, locust, louse, mayfly, midge, mosquito, moth, nit, onion fly, N American roach, stick insect, termite, tsetse-fly, wasp, water boatman, weevil, whitefly, woodlouse, woodworm
Spiders include: crab spider, wolf spider, Black Widow spider, Red Back spider, funnel-web spider, jumping spider, trapdoor spider, garden spider, miniature ground spiders etc.
bee-eater, blackbird, bluetit, brambling, bullfinch, chaffinch, crow, cuckoo, dove, dunnock, goldcrest, greenfinch, hedge sparrow, hoopoe, jackdaw, jay, lark, linnet, magpie, martin, nightingale, nutcracker, pigeon, pipit, prunella, raven, robin, rook, sedge warbler, shrike, skylark, sparrow, starling, swallow, swift, thrush, tit, titlark, tree sparrow, wagtail, warbler, woodpecker, wren, yellowhammer
Remarkable forms of life live deep in the water depths of the oceans and seas.
You don’t have to descend very far in the waters before it gets dark, but if you go down deep in the oceans like, 3,000, 6,000, 1 mile its black, phenomenal forms of life exist there, strange shapes, some with lights generated by their bodies.
Special diving mechanisms can descend to deep depths, which can carry a person or two, and come equip with cameras and flood lights, camera taken pictures of these strange creatures are revealed to those above.
One evening on Animal Planet a fellow was describing many forms of sea life, and got into reproduction, he described the female Sea Louse:
She deposits her young inside her body, then at a certain stage they start dining on her, when nothing is left of her they leave and she floats away, just an empty shell.
Reproduction in the various forms of life is quite varied, we won’t get into it here, because it would fill books, another chapter in Creation.