How does vital theory explain the origin of life?
This theory is somewhat similar to the theory of special creation. According to this theory the living beings and all the chemical compounds present in them require a vital force and they also believed that this vital force is responsible for all the unique properties of living beings. They argued that the compounds present in living beings – organic compounds are present only in the living beings and are not present outside of the body of living organisms.
Many attempts by chemists to synthesise organic compounds in the laboratory had failed. And this seemed to support the vital force theory. The supporters of vital theory argued that chemicals of living beings have a vital force, and can be created only by a supernatural force, and man being a product of this force can neither control nor is in a position to repeat this.