Revisiting language and brain expansion (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 15:20 (103 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Same retort: if design keeps you agnostic, who/what is your designer?

dhw: Same answer: if you can believe that a supreme, conscious mind can simply exist without any source, you might as well believe that conscious minds can evolve spontaneously from material sources. I find these two beliefs equally unbelievable.

DAVID: I know, but something designs and it is not chance.

dhw: Agreed. In the context of evolution, I suggest it is the intelligent cell. In the context of the source of the intelligent cell, I can only adopt the same approach you use when I ask you awkward questions about your God and evolution: nobody knows, and we can only guess.

DAVID: Your answer brings back the obvious question, how did cells find that intelligence which implies the ability for abstract thought?

dhw: I have just given you the answer: in the context of the source of the intelligent cell….nobody knows, and we can only guess. One guess is a mysterious, unknown being you call God. How did God find that intelligence which implies the ability for abstract thought, not to mention the knowledge and power to create a whole universe and life itself? Oh, “first cause” – intelligent cells must have a source, but an unknown and almighty intelligence doesn’t have to have a source.

Same old response. We exist. There is something. It cannot have come from nothing. Something has to be first cause which is eternal ..


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