Introducing the brain: brain growth by pattern (Introduction)

by dhw, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12:58 (109 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: It looks as if God is a mathematician, especially as life follows precise patterns which we find when studied.

dhw: If he exists, I would expect him to be a mathematician, a scientist, an inventor, an artist, a designer, a philosopher, a critic, a judge….You see, just like you, I think he probably has thought patterns, emotions and attributes similar to ours.

DAVID: I fully agree with you about logical thought patterns, but His reasoning and His purposes may not be what you think when you theorize about Him.

Of course most of my various logical alternative theistic explanations of evolution must be wrong! I have simply been pointing out to you that “His reasoning and His purposes may not be what you think when you theorize about Him”, and I have given you logical reasons why your one and only theory defies any logical thought pattern you and I can think of.

DAVID: For example time may be of no issue to Him, while you wonder about why He delayed human appearance. I don't. As for emotions and attributes they may be totally different.

No, I don’t wonder about why he “delayed human appearance”. It is you who insist that he did, because you insist that humans were his one and only purpose right from the beginning. Maybe they weren’t. Or IF they were, maybe he is not an all-knowing God but a learning God. I simply offer different explanations for the course of evolutionary history. I do not claim, as you seem to do, that only one theory is correct.

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