Originally posted by marinakatomb
I read The blind watchmaker as i wanted to find out more about Evolution. I found it interesting but the one problem that remains with this theory is the same problem that has always existed. How the hell did it all start? He hazards some guesses but i left the book feeling more unsure about the completeness of this theory than when i started reading it ...[text shortened]... en a point when life sprang into existence, this is the point that troubles me with Darwinism...
No evolutionist will claim its a complete theory. However just like
the standard model of physic which predicts almost all of the
atomic interactions perfectly with a few exceptions, everyone knows
those few exceptions show the standard model to be incomplete and
its now, at least in that field, mostly up to the experimentalists to
drum up evidence based on new data that may lead into new
With evolution, you are not alone in that department, every
evolutionist is in the same boat and will freely admit it,
at least those with an open mind, which as a group, is a lot more
open minded than their ID buddies.
The study of where and how life got started is a subject in itself and
evolution simply takes off where the fossil record starts showing
unequivical evidence. Sir Fred Hoyle theorized that life started in
interstellar space and simply rained down on earth fully formed.
Maybe the chemicals to jump start life rained down on an earth which
had conditions which would enable further combinations. For instance,
a time before there were membranes, to a time when lifeless membranes formed(just my extemporaneous theorizing here)
by organic chemistry, say some interaction with clay, water, sunlight,
and organic chemicals rained down from space, making what we might
call small bits of plastic (membranes) which set up the conditions
for the membranes to curl up and set the stage for more complex
reactions as a direct result of having a sack hold reactants,
maybe leading to early methane processing bacteria.
Thats just my own theorizing, sythesizing some of the other theories
out there. But all that is pre-evolutionalry theory, a science of its own.