I said in my last post that the most determined atheists are coming out of the closet and posting their favourite YouTube authorities as proof that
“life coming from non-life is a well-understood process.”
I have to smile every time I write that. You see, “well-understood” is the atheist euphemism for “pretend” “bluff” “guess” or “assume.”
In the present case, I suspect it would be prudent to review just how much has been assumed:
First, that the pre-biotic atmosphere was chemically reductive;
Second, that nature found a way to synthesize cytosine;
Third, that nature also found a way to synthesize ribose;
Fourth, that nature found the means to assemble nucleotides into polynucleotides;
Fifth, that nature discovered a self-replicating molecule; and
Sixth, that having done all that, nature promoted a self-replicating molecule into a full system of coded chemistry.
These assumptions are not only vexing but progressively so, ending in a serious impediment to thought. All questions about the global origins of these strange and baffling systems seen to demand answers that the model itself cannot by its nature provide.
Berlinski in Commentary Feb. 2006