Back to David's theory of evolution (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Saturday, August 08, 2020, 19:15 (52 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: I do not assume as you do that your God DIRECTED all of history. Evolution occurred from bacteria to countless millions of life forms, econiches, lifestyles, strategies and natural wonders, culminating (so far) in humans, and I do not assume as you do that – in your pre-errors theory – he directly created every one of them as “part of the goal of creating humans”.

DAVID: What I cannot know, nor can anyone else, is why He made that choice of action. Your agnostically proposed link does not need to be found.

dhw: You cannot know and cannot even begin to explain why he would have deliberately designed all those millions of life forms etc. if his only goal was humans, but you assume that this was his method of fulfilling his only goal. The illogicality of this inexplicable idea has nothing to do with my agnosticism. I have offered you various theistic explanations of the history (including two in which humans are indeed a specific goal), all of which you agree are logical, but you reject them because they "humanize" your God, although you agree that your God probably has thought patterns and attributes similar to ours.

Your first sentence tells us why we will continue to disagree. I DO assume God is in charge of history. And chose to evolve us, while your human mind can not understand God can choose His method of creation.


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