If we accept (I don't bur if we were to) that the universe as it stands and all within it are the process of design, of which the production of higher mammals namely Humans is the intended end result why is it so vast and impossibly wasteful?
The universe is about 14 billion years old, Earth just over 4.5 Billion..... Yet Humans as a clear race have only existed about 200,000 years - I'm not an engineer but that seems ludicrously wasteful
Bur is a typo (damn iPhone it's surely the devils tool) I had meant to say "but", as in I am not a creationist BUT if we can accept their premise for a Moment etc etc
My personal opinion is that the universe is random, without intelligent purpose And entirely wonderful :-) we are a rather nifty fluke. BUT (and again there is that but) I'd like to hear a creationist explanation for all the waste - preferribly not "god works In mysterious ( [sic] and breath takingly cruel and wasteful) ways
I have a horrible feeling my initial point is making me look a bit bad, I love pointless excess, in fact I revel in it - what with there being no after life and all that I strive to carve a little nichenof heaven out of everyday for myself. Further more I am in no way worried about the excess or "waste" in the universe, watching programs about stars exploding and what not on Discovery is a most relaxing way to spend and evening.
I'm loving the thoughtful and funny comments on this topic, but I'm still dying to hear an oppsition to it by a creationist or ID person, I reckon this argument kinda knocks their whole position flat on it's ass. I could simplify the whole agreement down to "why the hell does Cruithne exist?"
(The obvious answer is that it's an essential part in The Fly Spagetti Monsters wrist watch)
Reason > Belief
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Chaos is a awesome and fabulous thing - I freaking love chaos, why is that not good enough?
I see nothing can't be explained by laws and chance and if there was a designer he left No signature or trade mark - maybe he isn't very proud.
And actually scale wasn't my problem, unneeded excess is - If humans on earth r the end goal all we need is a moon, a star and somewhere to live, if it's created by magic and not laws then why have anything else? Of course if laws r involved instead why would we need a creator