Back to David's theory of evolution: God's error corrections (Evolution)

by dhw, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:10 (10 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: The bleak outlook is yours, not mine. Your overwhelming bias is showing. I am extremely pleased with how God has handled the problem.
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The failure in editing is extremely minimal. I’m very pleased with how God has handled this problem. You aren't it seems.

dhw: You have drawn our attention to what you call “errors”, and have tried to explain them. You want us to forget the mess you made of evolutionary errors, because now they don’t count any more. And you drew our attention to disease-causing errors, but now you want us to forget the diseases and only think of all God’s successes […]

DAVID: Reviewing the history of this discussion shows its evolution. The issue had to be presented to put errors into context. You look at the gloomy side, and I don't.

If the errors are minimal, and you don’t want to discuss them, I wonder why you brought up the subject in the first place.

DAVID: I purposely brought it up which reveals only your dour view. I think it is the best system God could have designed. Your bolded sentence (I'm surprised that during a worldwide pandemic and at a time when cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, motor neurone disease etc. are rife, the problem of disease is described as "extremely minimal".) Sounds like medical school pathology students thinking, with all the illnesses and conditions will I live a long life? I was one of those students with that thought and I have lived a very long time. The danger is actually minimal for the vast majority of us. Except in your clouded pessimistic view and interpretation.

So you started this thread in order to tell us that errors don’t matter and we should only consider the successes. We should forget about evolutionary errors because your stream of consciousness made a mess of those. I am gloomy and bleak because I’m not satisfied with your refusal to go on discussing the errors your God can’t control. And I’m biased because I offer a theory which is different from yours. As regards disease-causing errors, anyone suffering from any of the above diseases should bear in mind that they are in a vast minority, and their view of their condition is clouded and pessimistic because you and the vast majority of people have lived for a very long time, you are extremely pleased, and although God was aware of the disease-causing errors in the system he had designed, the errors weren’t his fault, he’d done the best he could to correct them, and he'd left it to humans to correct those he couldn't correct, but apart from that he is still all-powerful.


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