by Terry Novich
Fact: Empirical, operational, experimental science is both observable and repeatable.
Undeniably, that means it is impossible for empirical science to prove a miraculous, one-time, historical event. The emergence of first life is a miraculous one time historical event to both the creationist (who believes God exists and created life) and also to the evolutionist (who believes God does not exist.) Without any empirical proof we must take our starting assumption - God does exists or God does not exist - and from that assumption use all available facts to reach our conclusions about how first life began. Interestingly, empirical science definitively tell us that life cannot come from non-life. Therefore, to me, empirical science has, actually, already told us the correct answer to the question of first life.