Human evolution; our complex speech mechanism (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, December 08, 2018, 22:14 (8 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Reasoning about the need for a designer is strong enough to lead to faith. In my mind there must be a designer. The complex living biology I see and understand with my medical training requires that conclusion. You and I have different backgrounds, which may explain our different positions.

dhw: It has nothing whatsoever to do with background – unless you now wish to claim that every doctor, biologist, biochemist etc. shares your faith. I don’t know how often I have to repeat that I accept the design argument as good reason for faith, and it is one of two major influences (along with psychic experiences) that leave me open to the possibility of a God. But in all these discussions you simply refuse to acknowledge the reason why I myself cannot take that leap of faith. [...]

DAVID: A survey, a number of years ago, found 40% of physicians are believers. I acknowledge your problem.

dhw: Thank you. I wonder how many of the remaining 60% are atheists and how many are agnostics.

Have no idea


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