Any Evolution-believing Person care to Explain Origin of Life?

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    Any Evolution-believing Person care to Explain Origin of Life? From where and how did life begin on Earth?

    I'm all ears - seriously...
     
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    I am also interested, especially since evolution theory does not explain the origin of life...
     
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    Well, I support evolution, but I have a bit of a creationist belief in the development of life.

    But to nix the creationist view I do have: life started out in a single cell and slowly began to change and adapt to fit its environment, which was a nasty volcanic planet at the time with water for the cells to hide. As the planet changed more, the cells became organisms and the organisms began to change and adapt again until they were able to breath oxygen. After that, our earth began to change more and the organisms were forced again to adapt and change until they became like the humans we have now.

    That is a very textbook answer and that would be the true view of evolution, not monkeys becoming humans like many are wont to believe so they can ridicule evolution.

    I do believe that we were made a certain way and began to change and adapt to the environment so that we no longer resemble what we used to those millions of years ago.
     
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    What made the cell you claim life started from?
     
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    A cell is a living thing... how did the cell arise?
     
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    Chemical soup. Enough chemicals were bouncing around in an ooze...eventually the right combination put themselves together, on accident, and formed the first DNA. Etc.
     
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    As has been discussed on this board before, one can fully believe in evolution and the idea that life was created by a supernatural simultaneously. Evolution does not encompass the creation of life, just the changes of it.
     
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    Except Macro evolution just makes no sense, logically. :)

    :D
     
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    The cell was always there. That's how it came to be. I'm just trying to give you the evolutionist's view, not my own.

    But it is kinda fun to speculate that we view this cell as something more powerful: God. Why? Because it was the first thing to ever be. We somehow have maintained a faint memory of this cell through reasons we can't understand or comprehend. Because of this phenomenon of the cell being the first, we've deified it to give ourselves a history and religion.

    Not saying that's true. I think it's absurd, but it's just one of the things that's fun to speculate.
     
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    Sure - anyone can dupe themselves into thinking falsely...
     

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