Why are researchers having such difficulties discovering a naturalistic origin of life? “Certainly,” says Koonin, “this is not due to a lack of experimental and theoretical effort, but to the extraordinary intrinsic difficulty and complexity of the problem. A succession of exceedingly unlikely steps is essential for the origin of life…. These make the final outcome seem almost like a miracle.”
In other words, discovering how unguided naturalistic forces could assemble a living cell–a molecular machine that is more sophisticated and functionally complex than anything human technology ever has produced–is a problem of nightmarish proportions.More.
Because naturalism cannot consider intelligence as a feature of the universe, it’s one of those nightmares that will just keep coming back. The quest is to find out how something that could not possibly have just happened somehow just happened anyway.
Meanwhile, the evidence mounts that no other solution is possible but few dare factor it in.
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