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Author Topic:   What is design? Can we not find evidence of design on earth or in the universe?
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Message 92 of 185 (485688)
10-10-2008 5:06 PM
Reply to: Message 87 by NOT JULIUS
10-10-2008 3:45 PM

Re: Why are u are giving correct answers to the WRONG question?
DT writes:

Most of you are answering the question HOW? My questions are WHY?
Why the laws of physics? why the correct distance? Why the natural
processes? why is the condition of earth just right for life?

Why not the “laws of physics”?

The laws of physics are surely no more than the codification of the observed properties of the universe, and the interactions that take place within it, commonly known as processes.

Are you saying there’s a reason why the universe should not have the properties we observe? If you are, would you like to tell us what that reason is?

Why not the “correct distance”?

My understanding is that there are billions of galaxies in the universe, each with billions of stars, with the countless number of attendant orbiting planets that these vast quantities imply. From that it’s easy to see that the number of potential distances between stars and their orbiting planets is going to be astronomical, so the question then has to be, is there a reason why planets should not be the requisite distance from their stars to allow life to occur? Again, I invite you to supply that reason.

And so on and so forth.

DT writes:

Why does Salmon do it? It wants to breed. But why? To pursue its GOAL to preserve and continue the salmon's specie. In other words, its goal is LIFE.

It’s not a goal; it’s an undirected outcome. Behavioural traits that allow species to survive get passed on through their genes. Behavioural traits that don’t allow a species to survive do not get passed on through their genes. It was not a GOAL of the dinosaurs to become extinct.

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