Let me modify your sentence a little:
“Any viable life-form at present would require immense functional complexity in order to exist – even the simplest single-cell organism”
That looks a lot better, but I wonder why this is hard for you to understand. When you examine the fossil record of human technology we see it becomes more primitive as we go back in time, and when we get to hundreds of thousands of years, its mostly stone tools. Similarly, examining the biological fossil record reveals this reversion to simpler forms as one goes back in time and at the oldest time points examined, we see only microbial life. This indicates that as we keep going back, past the oldest fossils discovered, it should only get simpler until we hit inanimate matter. Its that simple.
And the strawman canons keep firing away. Boom! Boom!
More strawman cannon balls fired. Take cover oh you defenders of the ungodly science of the OoL.
Dear lurkers, this is the sort of garbage people write when they misunderstand the things they criticize.
Chance is not an enemy. Every field of science recognizes that randomness is part and parcel of nature and they occasionally include it in their models. So yes, chance may have been involved in the OoL but it certainly would not have been the only factor.
We don’t know of any chemical law that turns inanimate matter into living organisms, but life itself is chemistry-based and obeys the same laws of physics and chemistry taught to undergrads in schools. So who knows, there might just be physico-chemical principles that actualized the existence of the earliest life forms and we may very well be on our way to figuring them out. Puzzles like this are what make the field of abiogenesis a vibrant area of research.
Ah, let’s modify that a bit as well:
“You already have the evidence – you are fully aware of the complex, synchronized, interdependent machinery and systems that are characteristic of even the simplest cells at present.”
When you understand that life at present wasn’t the same with whatever life forms existed billions of years ago, that’s when you will realize this argument of yours is silly.
The fact that there are Christians involved in OoL research invalidates this claim.