When something is born, how is it "turned on"? Is it simply the connection of the two gametes during fertilization which is programmed to function NOW!, consume resources! once they are connected? If so, then it should be possible to create life given the necessary coding, or more simply, the initiation code. Would it then follow that all forms of life, assuming they evolved, have the EXACT same initiation code? Since they're all relatives of each other, they must have all been given the life force by the same means. So even the simplest lifeform would have the same exact initiation code enscripted in their genes. If it's in the simplest genetic lifeform, why can't we deduce from this how to create life? In the VERY VERY VERY beginning, when life was FIRST created, how did the initiation code know how to give life to an organism? Purely probability I figure, but how does something recieve the intelligence (as basic as it may seem) from a non-intelligent source? Like, evolution is a really neat theory and all, but I never really had a firm grasp of how the very first life was created... A little aside, since we have this whole evolution theory used to explain the origins of life...Isn't it inevitable that we will have to explain all the universe and the evolution of the atom itself? Duh! How is THIS possible, I can understand that life can evolve from nothing, that's alright...But for quarks and strings or whatever to assume the perfect network that they are, seemingly a million times more complex...It seems a TINY bit more complicated then the evolution of life. But I could be wrong (and so could you!). I like to believe in the existence of a soul, eg. an energy that is with any form of life throughout its existence. I also like to believe that this energy is just like any other form of energy but "attaches" itself to a lifeform when it is born. When it dies, the energy is sent off and does it again. I think I'm not going to get too deep into that at all, I'll save it for another forum, but I just want to know how the force of life itself is triggered. Thank you all!