Hello. This is my first post. I am not convinced of the typical creationism story or the theory of evolution so I suppose I am a skeptic of both sides. I am really interested in what the true history of man might be but at this point I am very undecided on a conclusion. So this looks like the place for me, I think.
The first thing I want to look at is the idea that life came about by accident because of some perfect combination of elements or basically that we came from mud. Is this part of the Theory of Evolution or is this a separate belief that most evolutionists hold? Is this asserted as a fact or a belief or a scientific theory? The reason I ask is that I haven't seen any evidence for it yet many people I run into act as though it is the proven beyond a doubt. Evidence of animals evolving in response to the environment and mutations and all that is great but it doesn't address the initial cause that brought us about in the first place.
I see it as entirely plausible that humans could create life. We may not have the technology currently, but I think it is logical to assume that it is a real possibility in the future. And if we did create a life form, the smartest thing to do would be to design it so that it evolves and adapts to a changing environment. So it seems entirely plausible that another intelligent species like us could have created us. I realize that this does not explain how those creators came about but neither does the big bang theory explain what made it come about. I am only addressing our own genetic line here, not all life in the universe.
So this scenario, to me, seems just as plausible as the idea that we came from mud. They both look too strange to be true. Many people seem convinced that we came from mud and that nothing else is possible. If there is no evidence for either, people could still come up with why they think one is more likely than the other but I don't understand why the idea of us being created by another species is basically ruled out from the beginning. Is there some evidence for the mud theory that I am missing?