Quite right. There's still the question of how can matter itself be created out of nothing though.
Matter comes from energy and energy is eternal.
I am still eagerly awaiting the fundamentalist church's response to this. Regardless of what stance they take you know it's going to be at the very least ludicrous.
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Time Enough For Love, by Robert Heinlein
Riddle me this, Kirbx: where did God come from?
It's fun flipping improbability arguments back at them.
First things first, DNA makes proteins out of amino acids. Second things second, DNA isn't made from amino acids.
DNA is a polymer, which is basically a long chain of small molecules, each of which are pretty simple and easily arise from natural atomic interactions given the correct environment. A similar process gives us natural rubber.
The big things about DNA (and RNA) are their ability to copy themselves (which is just simple chemistry) and the formulation of proteins from amino acids (which is again just chemistry).
You can bang on all you like about how amazing and magical DNA is, but the simple fact is it's a polymer. Polymers aren't rare. Monomers aren't rare. Carbon molecules aren't rare. Nothing about life is improbable when you sit back and take a look.
Especially when there's so much shit going on in the universe at random, it's only a matter of time until the miracle of life takes its course. How is it so hard to understand that life starts by a chemical reaction, and all material of life originates in the cosmos? It's as simple as that.
If I take a bunch of elements from that era as said that "can make amino acids" so what? The whole fucking ocean could be filled with them and nothing could of ever happened. And Ed DNA just doesn't pop up from nowhere what your saying is equilivant to a child throwing his buliding blocks in the air and having them land in a perfect castle it just doesn't happen.
Ed in all honestly atheists would have a lot more people believing them if they said life came from astroids of dead worlds that seeded this planet which is a fuck lot more likely.
Comets, actually, and that's how life started on Earth, numbnuts. We were saying how the fundamental components, or ingredients of life originated in general.
And Ed DNA just doesn't pop up from nowhere what your saying is equilivant to a child throwing his buliding blocks in the air and having them land in a perfect castle it just doesn't happen.
Maybe that will end this shit.
You missed the whole bit about polymers, didn't you? Small, stable molecules form and stick together in chains. The chance of monomers forming is high, and once they form polymers invariably will due to basic chemistry. The DNA strand isn't a magic one time arrangement. It's just a random chain of nucleotides, which in themselves are just several small molecules that have formed bonds. Do you look at a bucket of oil and say "OMG it must've been created by God!"?