Cofty....... really doesn't do crazy hold me-thrill- me.
Science is not able to replicate life. They can play all they want with the physical components found in a living cell but try as they may will never cause those components to suddenly start living.
My opinion is that there is a distinct possibility that science may be able to generate a wee tiny cell or two of new life, maybe in the near future....... one thing leading to another (which is often how new discoverers come about).
However creating life is not at the top of my list.This is something the religiously inclined like to use because to date science has not achieved that goal.
Instead and what is generally in agreement among the conscious class of humans is...... 'go science'. Get more cures for cancer, grow new body parts from basic cells, continue to help us live longer etc. etc. None of which, as far as I can tell, god has participated in. If god created life he has left it up to humans to tame life.And only science provides an understanding on how to manage and at times control the life that already exists........... especially all of the deadly and harmful life forms be it disease, germs, dangerous critters and dangerous humans that this creator has left us to contend with. We may not be able to create life....yet but we have become more skilled in dealing with the life that does exist..
"As we learn
more and more about the universe, you find you can understand more and more
without any reference to supernatural intervention. And that is one of the great
things about science it has made it possible for people to not be religious."