An Alternative to Evolution: Expounded Upon (Introduction)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Saturday, July 21, 2018, 03:51 (712 days ago) @ David Turell

Tony: I think it is important to distinguish what you mean by control.

David: If God created the universe it should be simple to also make create whatever type of climate that is needed. Do you see a limit to God's abilities?

Tony: I don't see a limit to God's abilities, however, I do see limits within the material universe. Just like a good engineer must consider the limits of the materials they are using for their creations, so to must God. Nothing that we see in existence is shoehorned or forced into place in a way that defies the laws governing the material world. God does not override his own laws because they are there for good reason. Science has shown us numerous examples of things that, were they not just so, would cause the universe and everything in it to fall to pieces.

David: Like the rules that define fine tuning.

t ony: Precisely. Take Earth for example. Tilt the axis a little more, spin it a little faster, a little bit closer or further from the sun, the oceans a little deeper or a little shallower; if any of these things changes more than marginally everything, and I do mean everything, dies. The weather is a combination of all of these factors and more. In order for God to change the climate, it would likely need some fairly significant changes from the core of the earth up.

David: But then there is the weapon of Chixculub that changed a lot.

No doubt that event was major. I am still skeptical on dating methods(no, I am not a young earth creationist), and that makes it hard for me to agree on timelines

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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