This is sort of like saying:Listen. Here is what it comes down to for me. If you can take "Non-life" and create "Life" and then take that "life" and synthesize the complexities and variety that we see in the fossil record of the Cambrian explosion simply through mating and the rare mutated progeny, fine, I'll buy it.
"I'll believe you that the Sun is a star fueled by hydrogen fusion only once you've created one to demonstrate it."
ALL life is composed of non-living chemicals. That's just a fact. If we broke you down to your atomic components and made individual piles, no one would consider those piles to be "alive".
Science HAVE taken chemical components and constructed living things. They created synthetic cells. They've taken non-synthetic hollow cells and filled them with components constituting a brand new never before seen life form.
Have they recreated ALL the changes which occurred worldwide over the MILLIONS of years during the Cambrian "explosion"? Nope. Nor will they ever. First, because it would serve no purpose to do so just to convince you. Second, because it would take MILLIONS of years to accomplish.
Actually, it's not. It's hard to handle for an EXTREME minority. The majority of people don't have a problem with the concept.Otherwise to swallow the entire 5 pound pill that you are trying to shovel, and doing it in a condescending, aloof manner will continue to be hard to handle for the majority.
Go out and ask some random person: "Do things change over time or is everything exactly the same all the time everywhere?"
Yet, you are letting them dictate your position on this subject. Why is that?I could care less what Southern Protestant Christians think
You are confusing abiogenesis and evolution.I have a desire to understand, and when the best explanation of how life began is ".....uh, maybe a comet or some other Alien life brought it here" That doesn't explain anything.
It literally doesn't matter how life starts. Once life exists someplace and starts reproducing, evolution occurs.
You need to understand something.Get off the pedestal you have built for yourself and realize that the majority are people like me, who understand a good deal of information but are humble enough to know we don't (and can't) know everything.
We spend a lot of time dealing with people who fit the following criteria:
- Know NOTHING about what the theory of evolution actually says
- Know that they oppose it regardless of not knowing what it is
- Get ALL of their information from websites run by Fundamentalist Christian organizations
- Lie repeatedly
So, you'll have to forgive us when we consider ourselves better than the opposition. It comes from having spent the time and energy to actually LEARN what we are talking about and sticking to the FACTS rather than some religious agenda designed to harm children.