Saturday, April 20, 2013

Life, ten billion years old?

This article seems to support what advocates of Intelligent Design have been saying all along, i.e. that even the simplest forms of life are WAY to complex to have evolved in the 4.5 billion years of earth's supposed history. These geneticists, therefore, propose that life began 10 billion years ago somewhere else in the universe (where, conveniently, the origin of life can't be studied). 

Aside from the fact that this, IMHO, takes much more faith than belief in God, is it really plausible to believe that life began that soon after the big bang? As I understand it, according to standard Big Bang theory, stars were just beginning to form 10 billion years ago.