I was browsing some of the creationist vs evolutionist debates on here (quite heated they are too) and it got me thinking. As an athiest, I have to rely on science to give me answres to the big questions - fortunatly, science being as it is, it tends to answer all of them quite satisfactorily!
One of the creationist arguments against evolution is that life cannot come from nothing - life is so cool, it has to have been designed. There wasn’t a big bowl of liquid, it got zapped by lightning and life just started Frankenstein-stylee - God must have sat himself down and made life.
Now, I have a hard time in believing that life got created by an all-knowing entity, but on the other hand - how DID life start? DID something just get zapped, and life came about? And if so, has anyone replicated this? It shouldn’t be hard to replicate if it were true - surely it’s just a case of making up a mix and throwing amps at it.
I can’t STAND creationism - it smacks far too much of knowing the answer before asking the question to me - but I won’t be able to rest my weary head and be absolutly sure of the lack of God in the universe until I get this little bit of proof. Any takers?
P.S. The reason why this isn’t in the “Great Debate” board is that it’s not a religious question - it’s a science question. Please don’t storm in and try and convince me of The Glory Of God - it ain’t gonna happen. However, I would feel a lot better if I knew the answer to this nagging question.