:: When Did Life Begin and What Did it Look Like? ::
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The partial results of this study showed that approximately 20% percent people polled will give a theological-biased answer and 80% will give scientific-based answers. A miscellany of the 16-best scientifically-reasoned answers proffered by the average person are shown below. To note, BYA stands for billions of years ago, MYA stands for million of year ago, and the current scientifically accepted date for the start of life is 3.85 BYA in the form of bacterial cells or viruses:
In 2006 the IoHT polled 30 people, mostly college students, 11 women, 19 men, aged18-30, with the query: "when did life begin and what did it look like?"
Ad infinitum; you cannot create something from nothing – there’s always been life.
During the big explosion when all the components of life were formed.
After the sun began to shine; it was a speck of something that was able to grow.
Whenever the first water formed in the universe.
When the earth was formed created.
In the form of light and energy.
In the form of bacteria.
In the form of raw energy.
As a small organism encased in a gel-cap with a single strand of DNA inside.