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Author Topic:   Why'd you do it that way, God?
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Message 135 of 137 (574319)
08-15-2010 11:00 AM
Reply to: Message 134 by Meldinoor
08-15-2010 12:43 AM

Re: In case anyone wants to address the actual topic
Meldinoor writes:
This topic is about why God decided to use naturalistic processes to produce the world we live in.

Because an entity worthy of the title "God" would know that is the best way.

As humans, we know a lot about design because humans design a lot. And one of the things we know is that all designs are flawed. And they are flawed because they design to meet some intention, but it invariably turns out that the designed thing starts being used in unintended ways. And it is in that use in unintended ways that leads one to see that the design is flawed.

The way around this is to have systems that are constantly redesigning themselves so as to work best as they are actually used. And that is pretty much what evolution achieves.

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