reply to post by Miccey
Not necessarily so.
Right now, there's no absolute definitive.
It's okay to say "I don't know", and, right now, we don't.
We've data indicating possibilities and probabilities, but, nothing absolutely confirming.
Look at it this way; If you buy some furniture from IKEA, you're going to have to assemble it. It comes with instructions. You follow the
instructions, and, wallah, you have some new furniture.
With life, the opposite is true. We have a complete assembled product sitting in front of us, whether it's another human, or just smear of green
algae on a slide, we've got Life sitting right here in front of us; fully assembled and ready to go.
Where are the instructions for putting it together that came with it?
Well, there are none, and, so, being the curious animals we are, we're taking a step by step process in attempting to figure out what the assembly
instructions are for the creation of life.
Step 1: Assemble some certain chemicals
Step 2: Place chemical soup into certain conditional state (in the case I've described; frozen vacuum).
Step 3: Bombard conditionalized chemical soup with various sorts of zippy zap (in this case high energy partcles)
Step 4: Review the results
Step 5: ???
It'd be nice to have some magic wand to s'plain it all away, but, this aint the movies, or some interesting work of literature. Real life and
making progress on certain fronts just isn't going to magically progress like a well written story arc in a novel or TV series.
Look at the "Atomic Age", for instance. Where's the flying cars, cities on the moon and vacations on Mars?
Futurists at the dawn of the Atomic Age projected such wonders.
Sorry, no, not all things are as simple or predictable as Moore's law of computing where advancements and progression can be reliably predicted.
Ask and ask and ask away where life came from and how it came about, but, without an entire data set confirming unambiguous step-by-step instructions
on how you too can create life from base elements, you're looking at answers like this, or worse; those claiming some magical mystery invisible
mighty man made it all so.