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

by dhw, Thursday, April 04, 2019, 12:26 (246 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: I still don't understand your demand that I explain God's choice.

dhw: That is because you insist that your guess as to his choice is actually his choice! It is YOUR choice that is under scrutiny: you have chosen to believe that your God’s ONLY purpose was to design H. sapiens, and yet that he also chose to spend 3.5+ billion years designing anything and everything EXCEPT H. sapiens.

DAVID: Whether it is God's free choice or a forced choice makes no difference. The history is how He did it.

You continue to miss the point. If your God exists, the history consists only in the fact that all the life forms exist/existed, and humans came late on the scene. It is NOT history that humans were his only purpose, and it is NOT history that he specially preprogrammed or dabbled every life form, and it is NOT history that he did so because that was the only way he could fulfil his only purpose! That is YOUR inexplicable combination of guesses.

DAVID: I've admitted your hypothesis have alternate logical bases, but I have the right to choose the one I think is more correct.

dhw: Of course. So what have you now chosen? That God was limited and ignorant of the future, and that is why he could not specially design the only thing he wanted to design? Or he was all-powerful and omniscient, but chose not to design the only thing he wanted to design, and you don’t know why?

DAVID: We've covered all the possible reasons for God's actions. I have a right to choose one, while you have the right to sit atop your indecisive fence.

So do please tell us which of the above reasons for the 3.5+ billion years of non-humans you have chosen: a limited God who couldn’t do what he wanted to do, or an all-powerful one who could do what he wanted to do and you don’t know why he didn’t? Or do you prefer to sit atop my indecisive fence?


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