Joined: Aug. 2005
Evopeach, if you see me get off the plane that just flew in from New York, you can take it for granted that I was in New York, correct? But, you would toss all of that out because I haven't told you how I got to New York in the first place? That's what I'm asking you. The route that the plane took to get from NY to LA is completely independent of the how and why I was in NY to begin with, is it not? That's why we can divorce abiogenesis from evolution. You are still arguing about the trip, not the beginning of the trip.
Let's try another example. I wake up from an accident and I have amnesia. I can't account for how I got into this world at all. I can't remember my parents, where I was born, who I am, etc. There's no record for me to account for all of that because I have no way to look up anything. Do I now assume that I don't exist? That I haven't lived some sort of life up until whatever age I am simply because I can't account for my birth?