dhw:Big brain evolution: comparing chimp and brain organoids (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Friday, March 01, 2019, 23:47 (261 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: You want the explanation. I don't need it since it was God's choice of action.

dhw: You can’t explain why your God would have chosen to spend 3.5+ billion years not designing the only thing he wanted to design. You accept the logic behind different interpretations of the facts as we know them, but you happen to know they are all wrong because your inexplicable hypothesis is right.

DAVID: We have covered all the possible reasons why God chose to evolve human life over 3.5 billion years. A conclusion is not possible. I simply accept the history and quit wondering.

The history (for those of us who believe in evolution) is that millions of life forms, econiches, lifestyles and natural wonders extinct and extant and including humans have evolved over 3.8 billion years. It is not history that your God’s one and only purpose was to produce humans and he inexplicably chose to spend 3.5+ billion years not designing humans.

dhw: My hypotheses make perfect sense, yours is inexplicable, but you know yours is right.

DAVID: Inexplicable only to you because you don't like the pattern of history.

dhw: I don’t like your interpretation of the pattern of history, and on Tuesday you wrote: “You want to have me give you an explanation as to why God evolved humans over time. Of course I can’t explain it…it was God’s choice.” You can’t explain it, but you say it is inexplicable only to me.

I don't have to try to explain something which is God's choice. We will have no way of knowing what option is correct!


David: Haven't you realized by now, I have no idea why God chose to evolve humans over time. I've politely offered some logical possibilities at your urging to delve into it, but practically we both know the truth of God's thoughts will remain hidden. I accept the pattern of history as God's choice.

dhw: Your interpretation of the pattern of history is inexplicable to you, but you accept your interpretation and reject any other. I am the one who has offered alternative logical possibilities which you have politely accepted, though also in one case volunteering the information that you are sure your God watches his creations with the same enjoyment as a painter looking at his paintings. You do not “accept” the pattern – you have created it, and you reject any other possible pattern.

I volunteered a possibility because you asked me to try out something. Note my reluctance to guess, because that is all those possibilities are, guesses. I know humans are here. God evolved them. I repeat, I don't care to try to explain God's choice of methods.


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