Post Number:#76 March 19th, 2010, 2:03 pm
Kycatoe wrote:Im not not a skeptic or true believer in intelligent design. However I've read that the human body is roughly a unification of organisms(bacteria)working together to create life. Perhaps the question is better of being; "What are we?". Im not trying to get all science fiction here, but there have been meteorites found with living bacteria if im not mistaken ( it is pretty early and I havent slept, I quite possibly could have concocted all these "facts" in my own mind..lol). Anyway, Perhaps the ID is simply organisms "smart" enough to realize that by conglomerating they can create a superior lifeform. Perhaps these stated organism are of both terestial and extraterestial origin.
Your conclusions are or seem to be right:
both terrestrial --all life is based on the Terra of earth,
all life had to be created by someone from somewhere else.
I think you will like this:
"Is it possible that living cells somehow assembled themselves from nonliving things by chance? The probabilities here are so infinitesimal that they approach zero. Moreover, the earth has been around for some 4.5 billion years and the first traces of life have already been found at some 3.5 billion years ago. This is just what we have discovered: it's quite possible that life existed on earth even earlier. What this means is that, within the scope of evolutionary time, life appeared on earth very quickly after the earth itself was formed. Is it reasonable to posit that a chance combination of atoms and molecules, under those conditions, somehow generated a living thing? Could the random collision of molecules somehow produce a computer?
It is ridiculously implausible to think so. And the absurdity was recognized more than a decade ago by Francis Crick, codiscoverer of the DNA double helix. Yet Crick is a committed atheist. Unwilling to consider the possibility of divine or supernatural creation, Crick suggested that maybe aliens brought life to earth from another planet. And this is precisely the suggestion that Richard Dawkins makes in his response to Ben Stein. Perhaps, he notes, life was delivered to our planet by highly-evolved aliens. Let's call this the "ET" explanation.
Stein brilliantly responds that he had no idea Richard Dawkins believes in intelligent design! And indeed Dawkins does seem to be saying that alien intelligence is responsible for life arriving on earth. What are we to make of this? Basically Dawkins is surrendering on the claim that evolution can account for the origins of life. It can't.
The issue now is simply whether a natural intelligence (ET) or a supernatural intelligence (God) created life. Dawkins can't bear the supernatural explanation and so he opts for ET.
But doesn't it take as much, or more, faith to believe in extraterrestrial biology majors depositing life on earth than it does to believe in a transcendent creator?"
Ben Stein Exposes Richard Dawkins
By Dinesh D'Souza
April 18, 2008