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Author Topic:   What is design? Can we not find evidence of design on earth or in the universe?
Coragyps
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Message 7 of 185 (485116)
10-05-2008 9:17 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by NOT JULIUS
10-03-2008 7:34 PM


Our planet is so well placed vis a vis the sun. A few feet away from the sun (compared to where we are now) , and we all freeze to death. A few feet near the sun and we all burn.

That may be a bad example, since earth is 5,000,000 km closer to the Sun every December than it is in July. And that's just this century, with our current low orbital eccentricity. We get even more extreme when the eccentricity is higher.


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Coragyps
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Message 38 of 185 (485284)
10-06-2008 7:07 PM
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10-06-2008 6:24 PM


Re: You Probably Got it Wrong
They simply have no goals.

But you, with nothing but bald assertion, are telling us life is an Ultimate Goal.

I say it ain't. Particularly, as someone has pointed out, in light of the indisputable fact that over 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the universe, by either volume or by mass, is totally inimical to life. We're an accident. Get used to it.


"The wretched world lies now under the tyranny of foolishness; things are believed by Christians of such absurdity as no one ever could aforetime induce the heathen to believe." - Agobard of Lyons, ca. 830 AD

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Coragyps
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Message 71 of 185 (485409)
10-08-2008 7:56 AM
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10-08-2008 7:51 AM


Re: Anthropic reasoning voided
And what conditions would make this possible Parasomnium? Given the fact that we can reproduce practically any condition in our labs, why can't we produce the conditions necessary for life?

1) we don't yet know that in detail
2) see 1)


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Coragyps
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Message 110 of 185 (486514)
10-21-2008 7:57 PM
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10-21-2008 6:42 PM


Re: A sampling of their Answers
why did the Judeo-Christian tradition replace the pagan idea of gods made in man’s image with a revolutionary inversion, man made in God’s?

'Cause it never did that, y'think?

Consider this question: Do the Earth and mankind have a purpose? If so, then the universe does too, ipso facto.

Non sequitur.


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