God and evolution (Evolution)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Saturday, April 01, 2017, 15:18 (1152 days ago) @ dhw

ctually, DHW, my comment was directed at the fact that things like weaverbird nests and extinctions constantly seem to trip you up when you wear your theist hat. It is as if you cannot fathom a reason God would have created any life form if he knew in advance that it must die off at some point or that he would not gift his creations with more than the most basic of abilities.

Humans, as the prime goal of all creation, or even of evolution, is truly just silliness, even according to science which claims everything is still evolving. If that were true, we must be in one of those periods of punctuated equilibrium. :p

We are called creatures that he was especially fond of, nothing more. But regardless, MOST life today could not have lived in the early earth, because it had not been prepared. If he wanted to prepare it which minimum energy expenditure, why not use a limited selection of early, simpler organisms to do it? Just cause you could, in theory, shake a kettle of tea until it became hot does not make it a better choice than build a fire or designing a stove for that purpose. Even if designing the stove seems overkill, when all of the other benefits besides that of tea are observed, it makes designing it worthwhile.

What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.

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