Message 80 of 185 (485509)
10-09-2008 12:53 AM
Reply to: Message 77 by NOT JULIUS
10-08-2008 11:31 PM
Re: Read Post # 75
|I'm not arguing that the earth being habitable as the SOLE argument of design.|
Fair enough. I am arguing that it is not even evidence for design at all.
|I am arguing that a combination of factors--the right distance of the earth from the sun, AND the right condition of the earth, among others--is towards a GOAL, Life.|
Yes, I realise that. You have completely failed to give any evidence for this though.
You seem to be surprised that the only known life-supporting planet is capable of supporting life. This is as ludicrous as being surprised to find the number 3 between 2 and 4.
We know that the Earth can support life. That is a fact. The chances of life existing on Earth are 1 in 1. Given this, it is a necessity that the Earth is in the Goldilocks zone and has the right conditions for life. It could be no other way.
|This is the point that Deftil and the rest are trying to prove wrong. For my reply see post #75.|
This is the point that has been proved wrong, you just haven't realised it yet.
So far as post #75 is concerned, all I see is confused nonsense. Sentences like this;
|Child: Why would life and not death result in the right distance of the sun and earth? |
make zero sense. I think that your child/Dad conversation is just making things more confused.
The bottom line is this. Non-directed natural processes can produce results, but only an intelligence can have goals. You are using the word "goal" without first providing evidence of an intelligence. That is where you are going wrong.
You must demonstrate the presence of an intelligence before you can speak of goals.
You are using the word "goal" without any basis whatsoever and then going on to claim that you have evidence of an intelligence. You are putting the cart before the horse.
Added by Edit;
|That's the trouble with me. I oftentimes think outside the box.|
The box is there for a reason. I suggest that you get back inside the box as soon as possible.
Mutate and Survive
Edited by Granny Magda, : Friendly advice.
Edited by Granny Magda, : No reason given.
Edited by Granny Magda, : Fixing a few typo's.
"The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say." -- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade
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