Once I was listening to an NPR radio station and someone called in on the phone and asked the famous atheist, Richard Dawkins, where did life come from? He glibly replied “It was a happy chemical accident.” Then he and the show host went on as though the person was asking what flavor of jelly he prefers on his toast.
I was aghast at his answer. For years, I was inclined to categorize life’s origin as the furthest from a “chemical accident” as you could possibly get; a literal divine miracle. Honestly, I think that’s a better answer than “happy chemical accident” but, in time, I became dissatisfied with that too.
After the Unbelievable? show posted a discussion between Jeremy England and Paul Davies, they asked me to write a blog describing how I see this issue now as founder of the world’s largest science research award.
These are my thoughts: https://www.premierinsight.org/atheists-creationists-both-wrong-origin-of-life