no it didn't just come into existence, it has been around as long as fireflies etc have been around the chemical process that was identified in the late 1800s and given the name luciferase from the latin for light giver. Before that it was a brand of matches from the 1830s , what are currently known as strike anywhere matches. The word lucifer is just a latin word that means light giver and has for thousands of years. it is not some new technology.Generic term or not....Its in the name. Luciferase. It now exist. Not to long ago it didn't.
One more of the many signs you gotta "write off".....but can't.