Consciousness: and brain damage (General)

by David Turell @, Sunday, January 28, 2018, 18:46 (296 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Nobody in his right mind would claim that a being which can create a whole universe is “human like us”. That does not mean we do not share certain characteristics. It seems highly unlikely that the organisms you believe your God created could have invented love, hate, curiosity, pleasure, desire etc. while your God knew nothing about such matters. Nor do I accept that terms such as interest and relationship are not “humanizing”, even if we don’t know the exact nature of the interest/relationship.

DAVID: Thank you for: "we don’t know the exact nature of the interest/relationship." Delving into the matter doesn't offer any proof of God or explanation of how He operates, which is why Adler is 50/50 or neutral.

Delving into every subject under the sun does not offer any proof of God or, as of this moment, any explanation of how and why life began or how and why it evolved ("how He operates" if he exists), which is why I am a 50/50 agnostic. Strange that you agree with Adler, and yet you do not extend the 50/50 to the existence of God or to your own explanation of how and why he operates!

DAVD: I do not accept your hypothesis as a belief of mine, but it does fit evolutionary history. Fair enough?

dhw: You have always agreed that it fits evolutionary history, and you have always made it clear that you believe your own hypothesis. But I am happy to leave it at that until the next time you offer what I regard as silly reasons for rejecting mine (such as “humanizing” and “why try?”).

we agree to disagree.


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