Posted: Dec 20, 2017 12:11 pm
by zulumoose
Sendraks wrote:We know that life on earth today is the product of one abiogensis event but, that doesn't preclude there being other events at the same time which simply didn't produce lifeforms that were successful.

How do we know that they weren't successful? How do we know that there weren't multiple identical or similar abiogenesis events in the same period in areas where the conditions were similar? How could we realistically determine that we are all descended from event A in a muddy puddle X many years ago, but no current life on earth, not even a simple virus, could be descended from event B in a similar muddy puddle 1000 years later 100 km away, etc?