I made a minor edit to make a difference between spontaneous generation and modern abiogenesis. They are not the same thing. I think a separate article about spontaneous generation should be created and explain how it was proven wrong with biogenesis. But I'm not enough comfortable in history of science to do it.
Sorry, I just saw that this entry already exist. I'm just going to make a link.
God doesn't count as "Alive"? That doesn't sound right... --Fullmetajacket 16:58, 11 March 2007 (EDT)
- "Sound right" or not, I would argue that God, as a purely spiritual being, is not "alive" in the biological, scientific sense -- that is, he doesn't have a physical flesh-and-bone body, made of cells, DNA, and such (Mormons' God notwithstanding). Therefore, even within evolutionary theory, it can be argued that the original "spark" of life was initiated by God, but that would still fit the definition of abiogenesis. As to whether God is living (in a non-biological, supernatural sense) is another discussion entirely... <carefully avoiding turning this into a rant /> Pharos 15:54, 15 March 2007 (EDT)
I'm editing for NPOV,we need to include some non-Christian religions takes on creation