David's theory of evolution Part Two (Evolution)

by dhw, Monday, March 23, 2020, 10:23 (183 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: Your theory is illogical because you have a fixed view that your God could have fulfilled his one and only purpose any way he chose, but chose to spend 3.X billion years not fulfilling it. You reject other theistic interpretations of the facts solely on the grounds that they “humanize” God although you say your God probably thinks like us humans.

DAVID: My concept of an all-powerful God is that He cam do anything He wants in any way He wants. You are right. It is possible He is not fully all-powerful, but considering what He has created, He appears to be all-powerful. You describe Him as less than that in your questioning. Your worry about the delays is an obvious humanizing impatience factor that you keep raising. How do you know God might be impatient?

I do not describe him like that in my questioning! I offer different hypotheses, which include an all-powerful God and a God who is not all-powerful. I have never ever described him as impatient: that is your attempt to gloss over the illogicality of an all-powerful God having one purpose but not fulfilling it! Logical explanations would be that if that was indeed his only purpose, he is not all-powerful; or he is all powerful, but H. sapiens was not his only purpose. It is you who insist that there was a delay which you can’t explain!

dhw: You do not have to be a biochemist in order to recognize that living forms are so complex that they provide support for the design argument! So here is my logic: I understand from my knowledge of biochemistry that living forms are so complex that they provide evidence for the existence of a designing mind. Now please tell me what aspect of this statement is not allowed by your background and runs counter to what is accepted by all ID-ers.

DAVID: That statement is exactly correct. And in another thread today I'v e given another overview of the biochemistry of life and that complexity simply demands a designing mind as ID'ers propose. (Sunday, March 22, 2020, 19:06)

You wrote: “Logic is as logic does. My background does not allow your logic about biochemistry, and all the ID’ers agree with me.” May I take it that your background now allows my logic about biochemistry, and it does not in any way run contrary to what ID-ers believe? (But see our exchange under "Revisiting language" to restore the agnostic balance.

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