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Can scientists create life?

  1. profile image57
    EthanWilliamsonposted 7 years ago

    Here is what I think

    - They would be using an existing design, e.g.: of cells, atoms..
    - They would be using existing materials..chemicals..etc

    Unless they can create energy using nothing, it is more like assembling life..not creating..


    what are your thoughts on this?

    1. profile image0
      jomineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What is this 'energy' thing you are talking about?
      Is that they are hiding in Libya, that the western nations are trying to get, by volleying them with bombs!

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Talk about a meaningless political post in a religious forum. WOW! You know no bounds. roll

        1. profile image0
          jomineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You didn't see the first question?
          I didn't intent to get a response for the second... I was just following the op....
          roll

    2. Beelzedad profile image56
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If scientists had access to the same condition the earth was in billions of years ago, they would be using that material, however the "materials..chemicals..etc" have all evolved since then.

      Hence, scientists must first create those conditions in a lab and wait billions of years for time to evolve those "materials..chemicals..etc" in order for the conditions to be as they are today. smile

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        Twenty One Daysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        they have??? Gee, I was under the impression materials, chemicals are of the same root stock --ultra-subatomic frequencies. How could energy that is/was ever constant "evolve" --logic check reason. Checkmate. No such probability is possible in this universe.

        "Science" cannot "create" anything. It is limited to the energy it is made of and plays with. Find a new energy or create a new energy unit from no other, and you'd have a case for science.

        Science is merely methodical "practitionism'.
        Religion less the "woop-woop".

        What else ya got kid?
        James.

    3. skyfire profile image74
      skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Typical theist argument. If you dissect everything in this universe then it all starts with some initial matter which is connected to one another to form objects in this universe. If you want to accuse scientist for not creating that mass then you need to understand that you have a burden of proof'- for proving that god created first matter to begin with or existed even before taking his mass form, which you can't do. Hence your point is moot and more of bait to scientists.

    4. profile image60
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Who cares if scientists can create life.

    Humans do it everyday of the week. hmm

    1. mabmiles profile image57
      mabmilesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol big_smile

    2. jamiesweeney profile image59
      jamiesweeneyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you have a point.

  3. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    http://www.solarnavigator.net/mythology/mythology_images/Frankenstein_monster_Boris_Karloff.jpg

    1. profile image57
      EthanWilliamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A pic worth a thousand words? hehe..nice smile

  4. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Wow, Greek - the plastic surgery has definitely improved things. Are you allowed out in public without a mask, yet? smile

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yes... but I have to stay 100 meters away from where woman, children and small animals may congregate

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        BunuBobuposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm, sounds almost like you are a Catholic priest.
        What exactly do you do to those animals???

  5. goldenpath profile image72
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    We have power and supremacy over the matter we use and have around us.  Of course we can create the "housings" for life.  However, life itself is all around us and cannot be created by man.  We can make the housings but He puts life into it.

  6. vector7 profile image60
    vector7posted 7 years ago

    lol lol lol


    ...  No...

    smile

  7. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 7 years ago

    They play God all the time,no doubt that they will try,seeing that they refuse to have a limit on what they do.

  8. marpauling profile image58
    marpaulingposted 7 years ago

    No.

  9. Diane Inside profile image80
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    nothing is created out of nothing. Try it can you creat something out of nothing. Can't be done, supplies must be had not matter what it is whether it is life or not.

    1. Beelzedad profile image56
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Then, how did your god create the universe from nothing? smile

      1. skyfire profile image74
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Magick ? dont ya know that ?

        God created himself out of nothing, his universe is out of nothing, his son is born without sexual reproduction-bible says so and we have to believe it.

        1. profile image57
          EthanWilliamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          idk about  the bible...one thing I know, since energy cannot be created (as Newton says) all the energy of this universe must have come from something else...beyond that "something else" I have no knowledge.

          As to God's son and all that...I have read Greek, ancient Egyptian and some Mesopotamian mythology and I have to say..it looks a lot similar..

  10. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    @ts you have a point...and valid point ...on that terms no...but assembling yes...we as human race have created synthetic cell and so another 100-200 years we would be able to create complex life in lab which would be another way of bringing life than natural way...

    1. vector7 profile image60
      vector7posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        dont get too excited...i know you are happy that finally humans would be free from bondage of imaginary diety...but unfortunately we wont be free from concept of god...but yes as humans have made most of things possible...and it is because of thinking brain that u and me can communicate today , we would make this too...but dont worry jesus would still survive in human brain...already jesus was alien concept is becoming popular...so next god would be created and they might be given name of aliens...some other book would be written and called divine...actualsevents would be searched in those books and some or other way it was prophecy would be declared....every religion has prophecy and miracle is all comes true!!!!!!!..why?...bcoz event are interpretated and fit to verses of prophecy...

        we can't live without god and we keep creating it ...that has been human journey so far and might remain so till we have fundamental change in our looking outside pattern....

  11. superwags profile image80
    superwagsposted 7 years ago

    Craig Venter's lab did it a couple of years ago. They created a bacteria which they nicknamed "Synthia".

    Just to make sure there was no dispute they inserted a couple of watermarks into the genome including "To live to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life" from The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

    Love it.

    1. profile image57
      EthanWilliamsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well, that's kind of why I am asking... smile

  12. dingdondingdon profile image58
    dingdondingdonposted 7 years ago

    Sure, lots of women employed as scientists have given birth. tongue

  13. profile image60
    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    Can scientists create life?

    Did they ever do it?

  14. gajanis786 profile image84
    gajanis786posted 7 years ago

    Scientists surely can make robots.....but creation of life is only God's matter and nobody can create a life except Him. I don't know with what thinking in the back of mind has this question been asked.....

    1. profile image60
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      [6:102] The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How can He have a son when He has no consort, and when He has created everything and has knowledge of all things?
      [6:103] Such is Allah, your Lord. There is no God but He, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Guardian over everything.

      http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … ;verse=102

 
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