Many contemporary scientists believe in a miraculous self-created universe, and that “Nature” is responsible for the self-assembly and self-organization of all life.
No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning
“The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.”
University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, February 9, 2015, Physorg.com.
What Was Before the Big Bang?
“… it’s quite possible and indeed plausible that our entire universe spontaneously popped into existence from nothing … So if space emerged from nothing, it could be that time emerged from nothing. There literally was no before.” (timecode :37-:56)
Theoretical Physicist and Cosmologist Dr. Lawence Krauss, September 18, 2014, TWiT Netcast Network.
Towards an evolutionary theory of the origin of life based on kinetics and thermodynamics
“A sudden transition in a system from an inanimate state to the living state—defined on the basis of present day living organisms—would constitute a highly unlikely event hardly predictable from physical laws. From this uncontroversial idea, a self-consistent representation of the origin of life process is built up, which is based on the possibility of a series of intermediate stages. This approach requires a particular kind of stability for these stages—dynamic kinetic stability (DKS)—which is not usually observed in regular chemistry, and which is reflected in the persistence of entities capable of self-reproduction.”
Robert Pascal , Addy Pross , John D. Sutherland, November 6, 2013, Royal Society Publishing.
A Guide to Self-Assembly
“Self-assembly, Manoharan explained, is when particles interact with one another and spontaneously arrange themselves into organized structures. This happens in nature. Proteins self-assemble.”
Professor Vinothan Manoharan, Harvard University, April 17, 2012.