Let's study ID (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 16:45 (332 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: The continuum of the evolutionary process involves the bush of life constantly expanding into new branches, the vast majority of which had no connection with humans. Hence your perfectly logical statement that extinct life has no role in current time.

DAVID: Thank you.

dhw: Why are you thanking me? If extinct life and food have no role in current life, and had no connection with humans, it is clearly absurd to claim that extinct life and food were part of your God’s one and only goal to create humans and their food (= current life).

If God creates evolution it makes perfect sense.

DAVID: A free-for-all control of evolution could only accidently produce humans.

dhw: It is possible that every species is indeed “accidental”. That’s one theory. But nothing is “accidental” if you accept the theory that intelligent cells do their own designing. And another alternative is that – if God exists – he created a free-for-all, but left himself the option to dabble when he felt like it.

DAVID: Back to a God not in complete control.

dhw: Yes of course. If God decided NOT to control evolution, he was not in complete control. You have understood the meaning of “free-for-all”.

Of course I do. All you wish is a concept of a God who is not in control of His own goals, because they don't seem to have existed in your concept of Him. Thus we are a lucky accident.

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