Originally Posted by Eric Fisher
Yes, but then please refer to my 2nd subpoint in my last post.
The majority of my knowledge on evolution comes from high school and college biology classes. As I said, I am most certainly a layman on the vast majority of scientific topics. With that said, my post regarding the origin of life and the theory of evolution came almost verbatim from the Discovery Channel. Certainly not Answers in Genesis or the Institute of Creation Research.
Well I did address it. See my prior post. I can link you to as many scientific papers or general discussions as you can stomach if that is a help to you.
It seems despite your statement that you didn't want to get into evolution, which I agree with by the way, we have veered there in your very next response.
So let's get some basics down and I want to make sure I have your agreement before we proceed.
1) Evolution does not in anyway attempt to address the origins of life. It seeks only to be the model which the diversity of life in based upon. All medical science is very dependent upon this being true or many of our treatments would be ineffective.
2) Abiogenesis is the study of how life may have arisen. This is your spark of life. Elements > molecules > RNA > proteins > long chain proteins to very simple self replicating molecules > DNA
I will put a general thought process of how this worked (I'll drastically redact it to 3-4 paragraphs) so you can follow it and not have your eyes roll back in your head. Its extremely complicated stuff and makes bible reading seem simple (I found the bible reading quite tedious and my mind had a hard time at that age to not wander, well maybe at this age too).
However you have not addressed my questions. How did you vet the information you copied? How did it become a belief? What were the steps that you took in your research that led you to make this a very formal and real belief in your worldview and mind?