Merely because we haven't learned how to do something, doesn't mean that it requires a separate "intelligent agent" to do it. We just need to keep trying until we learn.
Hmmm.... You may need to rethink this argument. A cell has been created from man-made DNA. Next argument?
Your original question asked about creating a cell. It said nothing about creating something from nothing, so my response was to your original question. A cell has been created.
We can debate for centuries about what constitutes a "cell." However, you can't dismiss this event so easily. If the scientific community accepts the creation enough to publish the event and to call it a "cell,", it's enough for me. They can carry on the debate among themselves.
As for your revised question... You assume this world came from nothing. That is a very difficult, if not impossible position to hold much less to prove. Until someone is able to prove that, I'll stay with my position.
All the best....
As it stands now, it requires the same intelligent but silent agent, if any, to answer this question.
But, even if She does, the questions ain't going to stop there. The why of the why still remain. We are still at the How and a long way away from it. Even when we do, it would be like building a toy helicopter for a college project.
Also, the point is not about who is right, evolution or intelligent agent. It's about whether either of them has all the answers till the last drill down, the hows and whys of the entire machine called Creation. Right now, neither of them do, they know they don't, yet they are busy showing how the other doesn't. Like children fighting on sand castles on the sea shore.
Which is why both explorations are worthwhile. Even if it's not entirely logic or entirely belief. As long as the questions are pursued, even the pursuits are exhilarating enough.
You might want to Google that......it's been done.
Denial...the ultimate refuge of the moron.
Because no one with the intellectual aptitude has tried it yet!
You're not talkig about random probability...You're wondering who on Earth has the brains, the ingenuity, and the willingness to give it a go!
You're not talking about 'random probability'. What you want to know is: Who on Earth has the ingenuity, the brains, the capacity, and the willingness to do it?
Obviously, a superior intelligence exists,,, We just haven't found it yet... and what does that have to do with a single-cell organisim?