Originally posted by whodey
Assuming the abiogenesis myth is the correct scenerio, how do you get around this dilemma? Our beginnings would still have been an incestuous one, no? Does this mean that atheists approve of incest as well?
myth (mĭth) pronunciation
1. A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people, as by explaining aspects of the natural world or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society: the myth of Eros and Psyche; a creation myth.
2. Such stories considered as a group: the realm of myth.
2. A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal: a star whose fame turned her into a myth; the pioneer myth of suburbia.
3. A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology.
4. A fictitious story, person, or thing: “German artillery superiority on the Western Front was a myth” (Leon Wolff).
[New Latin m[ymacr]thus, from Late Latin m[ymacr]thos, from Greek mūthos.]
Strangely, abiogenesis doesn't fit into the category of a "myth". It's more of a hypothesis or perhaps conjecture.
ANyway, why do you think that abiogenesis requires incest? The earliest living things are posited to be asexual, not sexual. Humans on the other hand.....