For awhile, when I’d say that atheists believed that inanimate and inorganic gases could evolve, I got responses about how stupid I was to believe such a thing. Meaning of course that I was wrong for thinking that any atheist would be so stupid as to believe such a thing. Well now it’s out there for all to see. If you look at the comments to my last two posts, you’ll see that the bravest of the bunch are willing to put it in print with their monikers attached.
Dead gases evolving into life is “a well known process.”
Apparently there is even a fairly well developed mythology to go with it:
“The credibility of this scenario is supported by the authority of Hesiod (Theogony c. 700 B.C.) Who tells us that Aphrodite (her name means foam-born) arose from the sea foam on the island of Cythera. From there she was wafted on Homer’s “wine dark sea” to Cyprus. The goddess, being immortal, was able to escape the effect of the intense ultraviolet light on the Earth at the time. Which is good since that would have exposed mortal organisms to a lethal dose in less than 0.3 seconds. Aphrodite is still widely worshipped today, especially near colleges, universities and atheist meet-ups.”
For the rest of us, as far as the emergence of mortal beings is concerned, one must be a little more sceptical about this mode of origination.
Hubert Yockey,"Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of LIfe," (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005),117