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Author Topic:   What is design? Can we not find evidence of design on earth or in the universe?
LucyTheApe
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Message 70 of 185 (485408)
10-08-2008 7:51 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Parasomnium
10-05-2008 6:40 AM


Re: Anthropic reasoning voided
Parasomnium writes:

life arises only there where it is possible for it to arise

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?


There no doubt exist natural laws, but once this fine reason of ours was corrupted, it corrupted everything.
Pascal

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LucyTheApe
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Message 73 of 185 (485412)
10-08-2008 8:35 AM
Reply to: Message 72 by Granny Magda
10-08-2008 8:10 AM


Re: Anthropic reasoning voided
G'day Granny,

Granny writes:

We should not be surprised to find ourselves in the middle of the habitable zone. Where else could we be?

That's a circular argument.

The way this thread is being argued is thus:

Side a:  The earth must be habitable to contain life.

Side b:  The earth is habitable because it contains life.

Same argument, different philosophical disposition.

Ironically, the further out we look for life, the less probable it appears that we will find it.

The more desperate our attempts to create life, the less likely it seems that we'll succeed.

The more we find out, the greater our awareness of how much we don't know.

Maybe that's the way it's designed!


There no doubt exist natural laws, but once this fine reason of ours was corrupted, it corrupted everything.
Pascal

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