Let's study ID (Introduction)

by dhw, Friday, August 06, 2021, 11:17 (78 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: How can you question my interpretation? Simply, God is on charge of creating everything. Humans evolved from bacteria, therefore God evolved humans from bacteria. No one can possibly know why God chose to evolve us as His method of achieving that goal.

dhw: If your all-powerful God’s one and only purpose was to design humans and their food, why did he specially design vast numbers of life forms that had no connection with humans and their food? THAT is the question you cannot answer and therefore keep dodging.

DAVID: I'm sorry, but please understand, I've answered fully to my satisfaction, if not yours. Your problem is the issue of humans as a main goal or purpose. Adler wrote a whole book taken from his talks on the subject, and is/was accepted by hoards of believers, one of whom gave me the book as a gift. So to repeat, it is your problem, not mine. And not worth answering further, as no progress can be made to make you see that interpretation from the facts.

You simply WILL not face up to "my" problem. First of all, you do not say that humans are “a main goal or purpose”. You consistently tell us that humans are THE goal, as in your statement that all life forms were/are “part of the goal of evolving [= designing] humans” plus their food. Secondly, yet again, you persist in leaving out your belief that your God individually designed every life form and food supply that ever existed, and so “my problem” is why would he specially design all those life forms and food supplies that had no connection with humans if his one and only goal was to design humans and their food supply? You have said that you have no idea why, and it’s not surprising, because it is totally illogical. And so now you pretend that the only issue is whether God’s sole purpose (which keeps changing to “a” purpose) was to design humans, and you leave out the part of your theory that does not fit in with this sole purpose.

You also reject even those theories in which I do give humans a special place (experimenting/new ideas), because although you find the theories totally logical, they do not conform to your personal image of how God thinks and acts.

Haldane’s dilemma
DAVID: This cement-headed Darwinist is insanely confused. He doesn't recognize Haldane's timing dilemma. He thinks a random beneficial mutation can simply appear and every design will be just fine in the time allotted. What he does recognize is death, and I might add extinctions, as a high important part of the process of evolution from simple to complex. dhw doesn't seem to understand all those necessary extinctions led to humans.

You and I have long since turned our backs on random mutations, and your God theory and Shapiro’s theory of cellular intelligence both make the time scale irrelevant. Your final comment is plain silly. If your all-powerful God’s one and only purpose was to design humans and their food, there would have no need for him in the first place to individually design and then kill off all the life forms that had no connection with humans. You simply go on and on dodging the logical absurdity of your theory.


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