clarym29Hmmmmm.....a little confusedWed Jun 6, 2012 11:00220.127.116.11Is this analogy for or against the existence of god? Some people seem to be confused by seemingly huge odds. Some suggest that god has to exist since humankind could not result from random events; that too many elements have to come together just right and at the right times for life to exist at all. But given the size of the universe and the amount of "stuff" in it, it is only a matter of time before those elements come together just right to produce life--and probably a multitude of life forms. In this environment (our universe) a quad-trillion to one odds means that it will happen. Maybe not right here, but somewhere and somewhen. What are the odds that one will hit by a specific rain drop in a rain storm--the odds would be impossible to calculate. But it is a certainty that you will be hit by some rain drop. This to me, negates the need for god. Yet god could still exist, even if it were a 'first cause' type.
- Re. Not knowing for sure..... Kasey, Tue Jun 5 18:08It's existence is as likely as taking all the individual parts of a model train locomotive,putting them in a sealed box so none get lost, and shaking them about and hoping that they will all fit... more
- Hmmmmm.....a little confused clarym29, Wed Jun 6 11:00