The ideas of panspermia (simple life that came from outer space) has been around for a long time. Since goo-to-guru evolutionists cannot account for the origin of life (abiogenesis) here, it must have begun out yonder. Somehow, existing life in space hitched a ride on a meteorite or something and survived the flaming crash to Earth. Such an idea just won't work. That doesn't solve the problem, it just pushes it back a ways. Worse than this, some even advocate directed panspermia, where aliens seeded life on Earth. That won't work either. Let's face it, both versions of panspermia are acts of desperation by people who want to deny the work of our Creator.
The writer said it was a "better" view version of Intelligent Design, but it was only a presentation of his materialistic assumptions and biases: if it's not materialism, it's not science. He didn't bother to look at the science involved in either biblical creation science or ID, else he might realize that bringing back the idea of panspermia, which is only conjecture, is simply unscientific. Jacob Haqq-Misra made his guesswork-laden presentation from his worldview.
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