Talk:Origin of life on Earth

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The theory of evolution has nothing to say about the origin of life.

Nor does it have anything to say about how the world or the universe were created. The theory of evolution addresses how various forms of life have seen particular traits change over time. It really doesn't fit in a discussion about how life originated. If you want to talk about secular approaches to the origin of life, you should be thinking about abiogenesis, not evolution. ScottDG 19:18, 29 October 2011 (EDT)

So how would you fix my error? Does the theory of evolution go hand in glove with "abiogenesis", or what? Is evolution part of a larger idea about origins (which would explain why talk.origins is the name of the newsgroup archive about evolution)? --Ed Poor Talk 20:14, 29 October 2011 (EDT)
Was this "talk.origins" newsgroup started as a way for people who make their livings studying evolution to talk about their research, or was it started by people who make the same mistake you're making here, to use the word "evolution" as shorthand for all of the bodies of science that challenge religion/mythology as a way to explain how the universe was created (a question for astronomers and astrophysicists), how life started (a question for biochemists, I reckon) and how life came to take the various shapes it takes (a question for evolutionary biologists)? The answer to that question will answer why you might think that the theory of evolution has anything to do with the question of the origin of life, or of the universe. ScottDG 20:31, 29 October 2011 (EDT)
Evolution refer to abiogenesis as "chemical evolution". Evolutionism is not based on evidence as it has none. It is just window dressing for naturalism/atheism/deism. Conservative 20:43, 29 October 2011 (EDT)
I was asking for a simple answer. --Ed Poor Talk 23:33, 29 October 2011 (EDT)
That's as simple as it gets, Ed. That's why they don't give out Master's degrees and Ph.Ds in Crackerjack boxes. That's why it takes a lifetime of study to master advanced concepts. ScottDG 23:38, 29 October 2011 (EDT)