Blathers likes to conflate abiogenesis, that is the evolution of living organisms from non-living precursors with spontaneous generation (flies magically appearing from poo). However when cornered on the issue he then cops out even though he has made a variety of claims about the occurrence of life on this planet.
Let me set out the possibilities...
1. Abiogenesis (local) - life evolved from chemical precursors on the early earth
2. Abiogenesis (remote) - life evolved somewhere else in the universe and was seeded here
3. Life was created by magic (God theory)
Blathers first tried to dismiss this as an unimportant question. A strange approach from someone who believes in aliens and conspiracies. It is, in fact, an extremely important question and has enormous implications for theists as well. He then dismissed the question as impossible to answer. Again he is wrong. There is information available and it is quite possible to make a sensible deductive approach to the question and indicate which is the most probable answer.
(to be continued!!)
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