From: Don Winterstein (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 10 2003 - 09:09:45 EDT
George Murphy wrote in part:
>... The baneful effects of the notion that the origin of life
> must be miraculous (however terms are fudged) can be illustrated by the
> Francis Crick reported on in the recent ASA newsletter. He says that one
> reasons he went into science was to help to discredit claims used to
> including the belief that "the difference between living and non-living
> "inexplicable." Of course one doesn't expect profound theology from
> Christians who promote such notions continue - as I've said before - to
> hanging a large "Kick Me" sign on the back of Christianity.
But Crick is the guy who, in his book, Life Itself, claimed that life could
not have originated on Earth but had to have an extraterrestrial source.
That claim kinda shrinks the "Kick Me" sign. This extraterrestrial
contention is little different from saying, "God did it in a way nobody can
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