On The Origin of Life

Since you yourself have admitted it is impossible to scientifically prove the origin of life, then the obvious conclusion is that, as we have been taught by our ancestors since the beginning of time, God created the World, the Universe, and Life, as written in the Good Book. To argue otherwise is to stubbornly cling to secular notions of nihilism and lies.

I must repeat that it is not impossible, just exceedingly unlikely due to the variety of ways life could have begun on Earth, and the enormous passage of time since that event. Just because one cannot find a needle in a haystack, my good friend, does not mean there is no needle.

I have discussed the various ways amino acids might join together and create complex proteins which in turn could create cellular-like structures that form membranes, and how DNA could arise from RNA, which in turn was created by the same complex protien structures. Given a multitude of environments, the right ingredients, and enough time, chance itself through the notion of mutation could have spawned a cell that was able to self-replicate, and thus become "alive". 

And do not discount the very real possibility that life in fact came from elsewhere in our solar system - Mars, for example - and seeded the early earth with basic life through asteroid exchange, which is a theory known as "Panspermia". I do believe in the next decade or 2 we will discover evidence of life or actual life outside of Earth, which greatly lends credence to this theory.

Blasphemy I say! Rubbish! 

To that I would ask: What is the greater blasphemy? To accept and participate in the very real efforts of science to understand our Universe or to deny actual evidence and believe in a myth, a set of stories, created by Man - of all creatures!? To deny our very nature is what I would call "blasphemy", if I were to even resort to such religiously loaded insults.

LAST WORD! w00f!


veralynn said...

the puppies remind me of a character in a Terry Brooks novel. Abernathy is his name. :)

Redshirt said...

I love these guys. I think it's the same dog, just with a different coat and angle. Yet, to me, one looks like a religious nut, and the other a secular professor. hence the characters!

I've not read any Terry Brooks - what one book would you recommend above all others?

veralynn said...

He has 3 series, Shannarra, the Word/Void series and the Kingdom of Landover.

Shannarra has 20 or so books, they are comparable to Tolkien's Middle Earth. Of course they span thousands of years, following one family. You must start at the beginning, The Sword of Shannarra. He has just come out with The Genesis of Shannarra, but I would recommend starting at Sword.

The Word/Void series is a 3 book series about a girl in Illinois who grows up to save the world with magic.

This series gives the foundation for the Genesis series.

Then there is the Magic Kingdom of Landover. You must start at the beginning here as well with Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold!. It is about a Chicago lawyer who sees a Christmas book for rich folks and buys a Magic Kingdom and becomes King. In Landover, there are dragons and wizards (not very good ones on the King's side--hence the Court dude into a puppy.)

He is one of my favorites. I don't know if I like him more than Tolkien, but it may just be because there are more books and stories than what Tolkien left. Also, they seem a bit "lighter" to me than Tolkien. Though, Tolkien was my first and so will always have a special place in my heart.

hey, I tend to ramble when you get me talking about books (I am such a geek I know). Just a little Vera PSA


Redshirt said...

That's 3, not 1! ;)

I think I'll start with World/Void series, if for no other reason than it's only three books. Start small, I always say!

Speaking of which, I got into Tolkien bass ackwards - saw the movies first, was bored. I had seen The Hobbit cartoon decades ago.

Then I read The Hobbit, loved it, then dived into LOTR, and absolutely adored it. As soon as I finished I read it again, then I moved on immediately to The Silmarillion, which I know is not a novel nor a complete work, but I loved it too. I felt so immersed in the world Tolkien created, the history and religion and language of the world he created. Brilliant.

I was surprised how domestic, homey LOTR was. It was all about getting back home, and the importance of home, friends, and family. The magic and battles were really a background story, awesome as they were.

I want a Radagast the Brown spinoff!

veralynn said...

I read LOTR before the movies. I was so psyched when they came out. I tried to read the Silmarillion, but it never grabbed me you know?

You will find the Shannarra series is very similar. and there is more of time....spans hundreds of years....I really hope you pick one up soon. I want to hear how you are liking it. so hurry up!