What steps led to the origin of life on Earth? Scientists may be zeroing in on that most profound of questions. “We’ve gone a long way to showing” the processes that “set the stage” for cellular life on Earth, Jack Szostak said Tuesday here in his talk at the 60th annual Nobel Laureate Lectures at Lindau.
He cited discoveries of microbes eking out existence in steaming hot springs in Yellowstone, in an acidic environment in Rio Tinto, Spain, and other hostile locations. “Even in rocks, there’s life,” he added, showing the audience an image of a green streak tenaciously spreading through rock. “Once life gets started, it can adapt and colonize many, many different environments.” In addition, astronomers have found hundreds of planets in other solar systems, and the space-based Kepler telescope recently identified more than 700 more candidate exoplanets. Many of those could have Earth-like conditions ...
You know what I REALLY wish they made sure to highlight, underline, and focus on when they teach science? The small little SIGINIFICANT word THEORY. These are THEORIES that they work with. They dont KNOW and even if they THINK this it they dont KNOW. It will still JUST be a theory. And these theories change ever 10 or 20 years. Soooo I take them with a grain of salt :)
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Answer by autodidact at 6:24 PM on Jun. 30, 2010
Why would Christians be upset? 1) God created creatures first. and thats ASSUMING they can PROVE this and it's not a THEORY.
Answer by momof030404 at 6:49 PM on Jun. 30, 2010