The Instigator
jackgilbert
Pro (for)
The Contender
MagicAintReal
Con (against)

What is the origin of life?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/30/2017 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Debating Period
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jackgilbert

Pro

God is what created this universe. The complexity of life cannot be explained by anything else. If God did not create the earth, who did?
MagicAintReal

Con

I accept.
I also wish to provide definitions to keep this debate on track.
In addition, I would like to clarify this debate's resolution.

Resolution

Despite Pro's confusion on the matter, this debate is about the origins of life on earth, not the origins of the universe or even the origins of the earth itself.
I will however, if requested to, explain how no god is needed to explain the origins of the universe or the earth.

So the full resolution should read:

How did the condition that distinguishes earthly life from inorganic matter arise?


Definitions

origin - the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com...

life - the condition that distinguishes prokaryotes and eukaryotes from inorganic matter, including the capacity to metabolize, reproduce, and maintain homeostasis.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com...

god - the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com...

universe - all existing matter, energy, quantum particles, forces, and space considered as a whole; the cosmos.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com...

earth - the planet on which we live (the third planet from the central star of our solar system).
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com...

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Posted by MagicAintReal 6 months ago
MagicAintReal
Oh, ok, now I feel like an a$$hole, sorry, I'll resend it.
Posted by jackgilbert 6 months ago
jackgilbert
So sorry about that. I was just about to post my argument but it said I took too long. You can resend the challenge. I will be ready this time.
Posted by MagicAintReal 6 months ago
MagicAintReal
jackgilbert you're killing me man.
Quit taking debates you can't finish.
Posted by jackgilbert 6 months ago
jackgilbert
I would like to apologize for not responding in time to some of my debates. Me and my family left town and I haven't really had much time the last couple of days.
Posted by MagicAintReal 6 months ago
MagicAintReal
To piggyback off of squonk, please don't forfeit jackgilbert.
Posted by squonk 6 months ago
squonk
jackgilbert, why did you forfeit our debate about Catholicism?
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