Hi I am not dodging the question at all, I have enjoyed this topic as this is something I have been interested for a long time.
I think I said in a previous post that I believe that if life started purely by chance then we could be totally alone in the universe, there may be quite a few places with primitive life bacteria etc. but not intelligent like us.
As for religion, anybody believing in God should not see a problem with a completely naturalistic start to life.
However I feel we are like ants sitting on a car roof, when serious scientists say we may be living in a computer simulation because life forming by chance is so difficult.
My belief is that life cannot start by pure chance, there is something out their beyond our comprehension.
I think that's why there is a TOS here because something like this can easily take the thread off topic.
When you start bringing up something beyond our comprehension, you have entered into a realm of what this thread, forum or CN is not about.
We are discussing science and scientific formulas and equations here, not religion or superstition.
We as members all have our religions and private beliefs but we try to keep them from coloring our dicussions here. I implore you to do the same and leave out your beliefs .
Just to be clear, your argument doesn't hold any water from the beginning and it is definitely not standing on any solid ground. Disputing whether life started by chance or not has nothing to add to the discussion because it was all about an equation.
Even if life started by chance here, what stops it from starting by chance somewhere else in a vast universe. Again, even if there is "something beyond our comprehension " , how did that thing originate? If we are living in a computer simulation? How did the computer and simulator originate?
You see why science works empirically?
But unfortunately, science can be hard to understand. That's why there are experts and people spend a lot of time and money for education.