Thursday, April 2, 2009

Intelligent Design

From STR:

Stunning news from the scientific world:

One of life's greatest mysteries is how it began. Scientists have pinned it down to roughly this:Some chemical reactions occurred about 4 billion years ago — perhaps in a primordial tidal soup or maybe with help of volcanoes or possibly at the bottom of the sea or between the mica sheets — to create biology.Now scientists have created something in the lab that is tantalizingly close to what might have happened.It's not life, they stress, but it certainly gives the science community a whole new data set to chew on.

And all it took was a team of intelligent beings who knew the right conditions for this almost-life to thrive. Does that sound familiar?


kkollwitz said...

With all this effort to create life ex nihilo, at some point it may draw some of the functional atheists closer to, you know, God.

eutychus said...

We can hope.