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Origin of Life

From the June 1886 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The same difficulties arise in regard to the origin of Life, as in regard to the origin of Intelligence and of conscious existence; and the question naturally arises. How did Life first happen to exist? Can it be that Life, by its very nature, was self-existent; or was there an original self-existent Being, who, from His very nature, is the Father of all succeeding Life, or— figuratively speaking—the fountain, from which all succeeding streams of Life have flowed? Life.