Back to David's theory of evolution (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Sunday, August 23, 2020, 18:30 (340 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: You've left out my usual answer. God chose to evolve us. As God, he certainly had the right to choose to evolve any thing and everything. (You've previously agreed) My clear and logical reasoning comes by examples of His works: created the universe and evolving it; created the Earth and evolved it by creating life and evolving it. (Life has been accepted as helping to evolve Earth's conditions). In my view of God, God evolves all aspects of reality. It is your problem, not mine. End of discussion.

dhw: Sadly it is indeed your usual answer, which is to dodge the question. If God exists, all the above is logical. What is not logical is to claim that the purpose of all the above was to produce one species (us) plus food supply, that evolution means direct design of all species, and that instead of directly designing us, he first directly designed millions of now extinct non-humans and their food supplies that had no connection with us. There is no discussion if you refuse even to deal with the subject we are discussing.

DAVID: I don't understand your illogical objection to my reasoning. I never have. The bold is totally illogical.

dhw: Of course it is. An all-powerful God who has only one purpose, and who directly designs all species (your interpretation of evolution), would logically have directly designed the species he wanted to design. But according to you, he didn't, and you have no idea why. So maybe you might consider the possibility that something is wrong with your theory.

No!!! Why can't you give God the right to choose His method of producing all of reality?

DAVID: Note you have agreed God could have chosen to evolve us. You seem to think your God wouldn't have made that choice. But the personality of your God is not the personality of my God.

dhw: Since we both believe in evolution, and if God exists, then of course God chose evolution as his method of developing (but you insist on directly "designing") ALL the life forms etc. (including humans) that have gone to make the history of life on Earth! We are not arguing about personalities but about the totally illogical theory bolded above, which you cling to while acknowledging that my alternative explanations of life's history and of God's purposes are all perfectly logical.

Your alternatives are all logically humanizing God. And, as usual, you have ignored my point that God evolves ever aspect of reality He created: the universe, the Earth, life. It is clear evidence He prefers to evolve His creations.

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