"If you mean where did the matter in the universe come from... I have never thought of anything that satisfies me. The best that I have thought of is that the matter has always existed."
Hmm...So you don't know how or why, or even when, the universe started, but you know it to be true.
"Order originated from chaos. Gravity pulled atoms that were close together, which made spheres."
Where did those atoms come from? Those complex, perfectly operating systems with (at least) a proton, nuetron, and orbiting electron which make up our universe, how could they have come toghether from nothing, for no reason, at a random time, into the amazing universe we have now? And how about gravity? Why did this incredible complex, universal law come into affect? How? Right before the big bang? Why?
"I think that there was some sort of "primortial soup" perhaps billions of years ago. In this soup DNA was made, it was the only chemical that replicated itself faster than the soup was destroying it. From that DNA evolved single-celled organisms that converted the gases in the air into carbon dioxide."
Whoa! Talk about a big leap! From a 'primortial soup' into DNA! That would be an amazing accomplishment! I believe that the smallest known living organism is the Mycoplasma hominis (someone correct me if I am wrong). This organism has about 600 different types of protiens. Protiens are made up of amino acids. The amount of amino acids in a protien are usually around 400. The amino acids themselves consist of about 10 atoms, minimum.
Stanley Miller's experiment in the 50's showed that a mix of chemicals, put toghether, could create some of the most basic amino acids. Many people thought this was proof that life could arisr in the 'primordial soup.' But if you look at the amazing complexity of life, you will realize all that experimant did was create the building blocks for the building blocks for the building blocks. You would have to have hundreds of amino acids alinged just right. This is basically impossible! "1 chance in –
Even if you had this happen, then you would have 1 protien. You would need al least 600 of these, all in the exactly right order (another mathamatic impossiblity) to even create the simpliest of organisms! Anyone looking at this without a pre-bias will obviously discard the possiblity of this happening.
"Archeopterix (or however you spell it) was the predesessor to the modern bird."
Archaeopteryx was a fully modern bird. It had feathers identical to birds today, it perched like birds today, it had a wishbone like birds today. The only thing they said was different was the fact it had teeth. In their mind, this showed it evolved from a reptile. But wait....I have teeth, fish have teeth, my cat has teeth.....did we evolve from dinosaurs? Archaeopteryx is a joke!
"Not chance, but not intelligent design."
There is no in-between. Either things happen without a guided course in mind, or God is guiding us. Either we evolved from 'pridmordial soup' without reason or purpose, or we were created.
Certainly when you look at the fact that there was no reason for the big bang, no reason for the amazing laws that govern our universe to come from nowhere, no reason for those atoms which compose it to create themselves somehow, no reason (or possible way) life arose from primordial soup, you must see some this could not have happened for no reason. When you put these facts toghether, you come up with a chance of zero.