A couple of minutes ago my five-year-old daughter was watching her mother cook some eggs when she asked, “Where did they get chickens from … I mean where did the first chicken come from?”
My reply to her was she had asked one of the greatest philosophical questions (as well as theological by default) that some of the world’s most educated minds have asked. She doesn’t understand what those two five-dollar words means, but she still understands the egg came from a chicken and the chicken had to come from somewhere.
Only five years old and yet her mind begs to know where life came from. That is why humanity is different from the animal world. We don’t exist because we think. We think because we exist!
If we could only get people to use the sense God gave a
goose chicken it would know you can’t have an egg without a chicken and chickens only come from eggs; and there aren’t enough zeros in the world to describe the dependency upon randomness for that cycle to spontaneously occur (not to mention life from non-life). Some people may like their eggs that way, but I prefer mine scrambled … just not my common sense with them.
“Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” (Genesis 1:21-23 NKJV)