I have no reason at all to doubt that - and have unstinting admiration for those with the knowledge, skill and dedication to pursue their fields of study. I do not, however, accept that this gives them an automatic expertise in entirely subjective ideas, and I think you'd agree.Quote
Corp: As above he was talking strictly science, in his field as a world leading expert in that field.
Corp: His actual experimentation in synthetic chemistry and nanotechnology is way beyond astounding!
If he was saying this, it is a great pity that his aggressive and ranting method, including a conviction that such things were impossible etc failed to convey the message.Quote
He was not talking opinion. He was stating fact as far as humans are currently able to understand it and emphasising (without actually stating it this way) that discovery of the basis for abiogenesis, is absolutely unlikely to be discovered in the foreseeable future existence of human kind. It is much too big of a problem.
Just because some members of this currently non-extinct, sophisticated branch of ancient ape families thinks so, does not make it so.Quote
What is the cross over point between "chemicals" and "life" ? No one knows and it cannot happen by random chance and lots of billions of years of time.
so they will just have to be content for now with the 'unknown' label for this question to remain under.Quote
It requires sophisticated planning and management of so many variables scientists can't even begin to think of how!
And that is his, or anyone else's, personal incredulity. Whatever happened, happened in a way that the human species is alive and kicking.Quote
Edit to add: His emphasis was that simple scientific attempts at experimentation, have not even come remotely close to even building the most basic requirements for "life" with compound improbability MUCH MUCH greater than the number of estimated atoms in the universe !
Something was in charge of organising the beginning of it.
I'll just mention again that book that my reader and I so immensely respected and enjoyed: 'Living With The Stars' by Karel and Iris Schrijver.