Where is Cofty wrong Ruby? whatshallicallmyself
I weouldn't say cofty is wrong anywhere but that there are several mistakes and these I have chosen to ignore so that his main argument can stand because that is strongly argued.
It is troubling though that his misrepresentation of JW belief isn't corrected - although this is a small mistake I think it would be huge for any jws reading here because I think they would dismiss his main argument because of it. for example, they can easily argue that their entire doctrine regarding the soul and spirit denies that there are ethereal qualities to spirit and soul as these are translated from ruah and nephesh and they have enormous research and painstaking evidence to support their veiw that ruah and nephesh do not indicate anything ethereal. The word breath in Gen is translated from neshamah. this verse for them suggests miraculous intervention from God to start life rather than anything ethereal. mephis has already argued something along these lines.
Then of course there is slimboyfat's argument that even if scientists make life in a lab or can explain how life started by scientific means they are simply begetting life from life (so to speak) because they are already living. and moreover are also proving that life needs an intelligent creator. However here cofty's argument would be sound if he was arguing against anything miraculous in the origin of life rather than against any JW teachings that suggest ethereal qualities in humans.
so this is a small mistake on cofty's part - easy enough to acknowledge and correct so that any jws reading may feel like continuing to pay attention to his main argument.