We were examining seedless grapes after dinner, biting them in half to see what they look like inside, holding them up to light to examine the veining, peeling the skin off with our teeth.
We noticed that they were seedless, then started wondering how they grew new seedless grape vines, if there were no seeds to plant? The conversation went on, then the lad stopped and thought quietly for quite a long time, and then said:
“What I can’t figure out, is who MADE the seeds?”
and, after a while,
“I just don’t know!”
We chatted for a bit longer, him pressing us for an answer, and us explaining that it’s a very good question, and asking him what he thought. He insisted, after further contemplation, that he just COULDN’T figure it out, and insisted that we tell him. So we said that nobody knows, and it’s a question people have asked since the beginning of time. That some people think they just happened by chance, and some people think they were made by magic (he looked deeply sceptical at that one), and that nobody knows for sure how life began.
And we left it there, for now.