I haven't read this whole thread, yet, but evolution does not equal abiogenesis. Abiogenesis, or biopoiesis, is the process by which life arose from inorganic matter. Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. People, not necessarily in this thread, seem to conflate these two things often. "God" could have created life on this planet and then evolution occured following that creation. Evolution is not mutually exclusive to the idea of a sentient creator. Now I'll read the whole thread. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!