Unanswered questions (General)

by dhw, Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:17 (6 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: I am allowed to have faith which when formed is a fixed belief. It comes from all the evidence I find

dhw: Of course you are allowed to believe whatever takes your fancy, even though you “have no idea” why your God would choose your idea of his method to fulfil your idea of his purpose.

DAVID: I cannot question God's choices of action. I do not live in His decision-making process.

But it is you who have manufactured this particular “choice of action”, i.e. to fulfil his one and only purpose of designing H. sapiens by designing millions of non-human life forms extant and extinct. What you are really saying is that you refuse to question your own interpretation of your God’s choices of action, i.e. your fixed beliefs.

QUOTE from “balance of nature": We should not go around and vilify or smash sea urchins before we understand their role in the ecosystem better," he added. "They're not necessarily always the bad guy they're made out to be.'"

DAVID: More evidence that the diversity of life is the source of the ecosystems that provide the food energy to support life and these systems supported the long time it took for evolution to occur to this point.

Yes indeed, life could not continue without ecosystems that provide food. And yes indeed, life has gone on for approx. 3.8 billion years so far, through vast numbers of ever changing ecosystems extant and extinct. Nobody can possibly deny this. But it should be pointed out in passing that the special design of the sea urchin, like that of the whale’s flipper, the monarch’s lifestyle, the weaverbird’s nest etc., has absolutely nothing to do with the theory that they were all specially designed by your God to keep life going until he could specially design the only thing he wanted to design, namely H. sapiens. But many thanks for yet another example of the astonishing complexities of life and the ways in which living organisms use existing conditions to enable them to survive.


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