MirageSnapping of fingers.Wed Apr 4, 2012 03:5063.194.75.2If God did create the world, He doesn't seem to have created fully developed complex upright walking hominid creatures with a snap of the fingers. Whether one believes in God or not, it's fairly clear to all but the most dedicated anti-evolutionist young earther that man came about after a long process of evolution. If we are going to suppose that there is a Creator God, it's fairly evident to most people that the God/dess/(s)(es) did not individually create each individual one at a time but rather mostly or entirely relies on a process. It's a very elegant process really, because even if the creatures formed by it wreak incredible havok on their environment, some of them generally survive, and those survivors tend to produce offspring which can survive in the damaged environment they themselves had produced.
I'm starting to wonder if your deeper question is why would God do that? Why would a good God not simply, as you say, snap the fingers, create a bunch of compatible and nonviolent creatures without any pain receptors or need for food, and have done with it? Have I been responding to something that isn't really what you're questioning most? If so, we can discuss whether evolution indicates God would have to be cruel and evil.
- Easier yet clarym29, Wed Apr 4 00:52would be for God to simply make humans able to live from the energy of the Sun. Rechargeable solar biological batteries. As easy as a snap of the fingers........
- Snapping of fingers. Mirage, Wed Apr 4 03:50
- Questions, questions clarym29, Wed Apr 4 10:01Shoot, I have questions to spare. i can make them up in any topic. The only way that makes any sense to me in this Creator business is as a first cause. I would see the First Cause taking effect at... more
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- Inflationary theory clarym29, Wed Apr 4 11:59One universe giving birth to others is called the Inflationary Theory by astrophysicists. I think Kaku was the guy I first heard it from. I makes sense to me. Don't know why it is called a theory... more
- Being a bit more technical ... Baruch, Mon Apr 9 20:11Cosmic Inflation hypothesis (you are right, not a theory) ... can be applied to a single universe, and originally was back in the 1980s. Basically there is a law against exceeding the speed of light, ... more
- Economics clarym29, Mon Apr 9 20:33is indeed a dismal science. Cosmology may be more dismal, but it does not effect as many people. And some of those economic effects are indeed, dismal.
- Where do we get the minerals? (nm) Mirage, Wed Apr 4 00:57