Pointy eggs and whales (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, September 17, 2018, 15:25 (88 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained

DHW: Science is restricted to the material, observable world, and freely acknowledges that there are loads of things it cannot see or explain, such as the origin of life and of consciousness. So what is it the “best evidence” for? Your personal solution of the mysteries: faith in an unknown sourceless God whose first creation was Jesus Christ and whose purpose is his own growth and development? See "philosophy of science" on the same subject.


Tony: Does it? I mean, science has pretty much tried to claim that it can explain everything as either some sort of chemical soup or fluctuating quanta.

The best evidence for me is when you have two unrelated quantities, regardless of type, that must interact in specified ways in an exact manner in order for their functions to be achieved. Flower's UV signalling and bees' vision, or a plant's inbreeding prevention mechanism, the human eye that has multiple processing modes to account for day and night vision, the interaction of four fundamental forces to make up the entirety of material reality(which has a spooky correlation with the 'four living creatures' referred to biblically, now that I think about it.)

By the way, your theory of panpsychism is not too terribly off base as for how I imagine God came into existence: slowly self-organizing energy. I just don't extend it to other structures because I think the time scales for that to happen would be prohibitive, and because it is far easier to imagine it happening once than it is to imagine it happening billions of times with harmonious results.

I still view God as eternal and I think He has produced many universes over eternity and we folks just happen to be in this one.


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