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Abiogenesis is legit. Scientists have been able to replicate the beginning stages of it under the conditions which they theorise it happened. The only thing in question is did it happen on earth or did it happen somewhere else and life started on earth due to panspermia. I personally think life was more likely to have started on earth due to abiogenesis but panspermia is also possible. Most scientists agree with me on that.
The problem with abiogenesis is that they are able to recreate the conditions in the lab; but the conditions to create all of the necessary components of life are separated by thousands, if not millions, of years from our understanding of geological history.
One of the key elements of science is to have a guess. We know with some degree of certainty what the conditions on the early earth were. Using this information, we can guess ways which abiogenesis might have started. When a guess is tested and produces consistent results under specified conditions, it may be taken seriously. We now have a very serious contender for how abiogenesis was very likely to have occured. Some of the best evidence was only produced last year. This is a gap in science which is starting to close.
Which, by other words is Intelligent Design.
@Dargil No it isn't. That would be completely different. If it was intelligent design there would be obvious evidence of a designer. There are multiple examples of things in nature which debunk the idea it has been intelligently designed.
Since your post is old, I'll add these things.*I accept Intelligent Design as the central aspect of creation.*The geologic record points to a mechanism that looks like Darwinian evolution over long periods of time but has been and is composed and directed by The Creator. It is called Intelligent Design.*Micro-evolution is observable and true. Macro-evolution (Darwinian) is neither.*Even within scripture, there are two creation stories. -The first, Genesis 1 through Genesis 2:3 is The Creator's general revelation creating Mankind in day 6.-The second, starting in 2:4 is The Creator's special revelation, creating Covenant Humans on day 3.*Active Creation is ongoing.
*The entire universe.*The Creator, who/which is eternal and uncreated.
@Dargil I was asking her