*Originally posted by @eladar*

**You have faith that they will figure it out?
**

I thought you said you did not believe abiogenesis is true.

Do you think they will figure out abiogenesis in your lifetime?

There you go again with the 'faith' bit, trying to foist off on us religious intent.

We have confidence and here is the difference, you probably will come up with yet another religious apologist version of what you already have said, but here goes:

Confidence is on a sliding scale. A doctor might say that patient has a 60/40 chance of living or he might say of another, he has a 30% chance of survival.

A physicist would say we have pegged that phenomena down to 4 sigma or say 3 standard deviations, you no doubt know of the 68-95-99.7 rule, where one standard deviation is contained within 68 % of some population and 2 deviations at 95% and 3 deviations at 99.7%

There is no 'faith' there. They say it right up front, we see this or that effect and have proven it to say 4 sigma is confidence to 99.993% or 5 sigma at 99.99994 %

So show me where 'Faith' comes in there?

We are confident but only to a certain point and that leaves the possibility we can be wrong by whatever is left over from the stated sigma level.

We have confidence in the speed of light to way over 6 sigma but that does not mean we will eventually find a problem with that, and we already know time flow varies depending on the depth of a gravity field so light will be slower in a high gravity field than a low gravity field. We are confident we cannot go faster than the speed of light but that does not mean a thousand years from now given the advancement of science we have seen in the past 100 years, it might be shown we can get around it somehow. That is not faith me saying that it is just a low level of confidence something like that will happen. So show me where I have 'faith'.