no scientist claims that life began, nor evolved in volcanic eruptions. it is believed to have occured in water near thermal vents. not very relevant. evolution has been directly observed multiple times both in the lab and in the wild. not very good fairy tale material. creation ex nihilo, however, has never been observed nor has any evidence for it ever been discovered. it's an important part. mutation +natural selection is evolution. viruses, not technically being alive, don't have species. formation of new species among living organisms has been observed many times, however. in other words, they evolve. logical fallacy - argument from personal incredulity.