dear Mary, well I've gone searching for an answer to your question, and we are only around in circles, not that there is anything wrong with this, no different than a religious person arguing with a atheist, however there is information on the net that explains an answer, and whether we want to believe it or not is up to the person, so I will just copy and paste some articles,
, life began by natural causes from non living matter; then gradually
that original life changed till from it came all the modern kinds of
plants and animals including man.
So how would we ever know, theories, beliefs, religious beliefs taught to us at a young age, or perhaps what the scientists have to suggest.
If we are brought up in a strict religion then we are indoctrinated into growing up with this religion and then believe what their church tells, I had better stop here because I'm sorry if I offended anyone and what they believe in, so can I just finish by saying that I did chemistry in the latter years of at school, and what you can achieve by mixing 2 chemicals can produce something else.
Please forgive me if the information I have quoted is incorrect, and please in no way was the intention to upset anyone. Geoff.
Somehow, probably in the first billion years of our world's
existence, that promise was fulfilled. A nondescript glob of chemicals
crossed some vague and wondrous boundary to become the first living
From such unfeeling chemicals, Earth eventually filled with a teeming
diversity of life, from microbes to Men. - "In the beginning," Robert
Locke (Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel, 1/26/80)
So I have just googled your question which I'm sure that others may have as well, that is it check out 'original matter that started this evolution process'.
I don't want to get into an argument about God's direct involvement, all kinds of plants and animals were created from the very beginning (vv 11f,20f,24f), but being an atheist they say, and it's not the only thought of contention, however, 'religious people wait for scientists to discover laws and facts in
nature .. and then open their old "holy' books and simply say:
it's in the word of God from the start.
So, whatever the question is .. the answers are:
1 - God
2 - God did it
3 - God said it