Consciousness: and brain damage (General)

by David Turell @, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 17:45 (544 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: ...the human brain is the pinnacle of life's evolution. That brain is God's main end point as it can relate to Him. I've never deviated from this view.

dhw: I would still like to know what other, less important end points you think your God may have had.

DAVID: Beyond the brain, providing a broad bush of life to provide the necessary balance of nature to support an energy supply so the evolution of life could continue until sapiens appeared.

dhw: Which still means that the broad bush of life is geared to the production of sapiens’ brain, and so the broad bush of life is not an “end point” in itself. So let me approach the problem from another angle. You are continually educating us with an amazing array of Nature’s wonders, and they are just that. You and I both wonder at the marvellous inventiveness of existing organisms. (See today’s comment on the crab claw: "Nature always comes up with ingenious designs. Why not recognize the designer, God?") Even today, children are not the only ones fascinated by dinosaurs, long since dead. Religious people sing of “all things bright and beautiful…” for which they thank their God. Do you not think it possible that your God might also have enjoyed the bright and beautiful things produced by the process of evolution? Not as a mere means to an end – providing an energy supply so life could go on until sapiens appeared – but as an end in themselves?

You've gone back to humanizing God. I feel I know what God weanted to accomplish. I cannot know about His emotions, but you seem to without belief in Him.

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