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It appears as though the target audience in this article is for other scientists, academics, and scholars. I believe the reason for this is due to the complex nature of material discussed in the article. This kind of material may be to technical for the average person who has an elementary understanding of biology (for instance: me).
5.If you were not a Christian, how would you react to the article?If I was not a Christian and I read this article I would react positively, of course. It respectfully assumes evolutionary creation, or chemical evolution as scientific fact – which would of coursebe my position on the matter if I were a non-believer. Article 2: How Sunlight Might Have Jump-Started Life on Earth by Ronald Pease1.What is your first reaction after reading the article?My initial reaction to this article was both positive and negative. My positive response came from the paragraph where biochemist, Sheref Mansy, acknowledges that experiments conducted in controlled environments pitched as origins of life contributions are more suggestive than they are definitive. This in fact leaves room for the possibility of God’s handiwork. The negative response I have is because the evolutionary assumptions that are accepted and portrayed as solid fact and/or truth. 2.How does the article characterize science and/or scientists?This article, like many other evolutionist theory-based articles, characterizes scientists and science itself as flawless, infallible, or guaranteed. It characterizes science, through the tone in which it is written, as an absolute because of chemically driven, tampered and controlled experiments. 3.If you were the one who has spent perhaps your entire life working on this one idea, how would you react to how the article characterizes your work?If I was the individual who spent my entire life working on this idea and it was my theories, thoughts and life’s work being put on trial, I can only assume that I would feel that Ronald