posted on Jun, 2 2012 @ 03:42 PM
God... this whole thread just fails at logic so hard, it makes my teeth hurt.
Ok, to all sides of this debate, so that I'm not being discriminate against the Creationists, or the Scientists.
1. Abiogeneisis is the study of the chemistry behind how simple chemicals in the right proportions and right initial conditions may combine to form
simple amino acids.
From this initial formation of amino acids, they may combine to form more complex amino acid chains, including simple Ribonucleic Acid structures that
are surrounded by lipids that self organize due to the electrostatic principles of the valance shell electrons.
From this protected position within the lipid shell, the RNA molecules may begin replicating and coding proteins.... some that function for a
purpose, some that do not.
Abiogenesis is the study of how life COULD arise through natural chemical processes.
2. Life from non life.
The original argument was that Straw created field mice, and rotten meat created maggots.... so try not to confuse the spontaneous formation of a
multicellular organism, with the combination of a few atoms to form amino acids... the two are wholly dissimilar, and comparing them makes you look
3. Being logical, and Scientific does NOT disprove the existence of GOD.
Any scientist worth his salt will freely admit that one of the basic principles of logic, that one cannot disprove a negative, also applies to god.
In simpler terms, Absence of evidence does not mean evidence of absence.
Frankly, for a thread that claims to be in any fashion scientific, you all have completely disregarded logical rigour, and scientific rational.
This thread is merely a theological bickering session.... and I'm ashamed of it.
And, finally, as an answer to OP's question.
Abiogenesis is not a silly Idea... It is a study of the possibilities of chemistry.
Whether or not Abiogenesis is responsible for creating life on the planet earth is not the purpose of the study.
Whether Life can arise from complex chemical reactions, and energetic conditions *IS* the purpose of the study.
And, finally... I am sick and tired of the word "Supernatural"
Nothing is supernatural, there is no such thing as supernatural.
Even if Ghosts, Spirits, Spectres, Angels, and even GOD *DO* exist.... they would all, BY NECESSITY, be *NATURAL*
And last, but not least... to the creationists who state "God Created All life on the planet earth!"
Aren't you in the slightest bit curious as to HOW he did it?
And if you aren't, We Are.... and by GOD, we are going to study this reality until we have gleaned every last secret from it, because it's
"God Did IT" does not satisfy our curiosity, it just gets in the way of our progress.
Imagine if the Wright brothers looked at the bird, flying in the sky, and said "God makes them fly", and then went to church, instead of