Well, the hypotheses I am familiar with all have very simple chemistry initially that slowly gets more and more complex.
Fine but why does that simple chemistry exist in the first place?
What if Elenor Roosevelt had wings? I take it you really don't expect an answer from me.
That sounds like an easy answer, but it isn't good enough. There are no details of how or why. There is no evidence, no signature, no way to even study it.
What is the deal with always referring to "mindless particles?" Do you have any example of particles with minds? Or any reason to think particles could have minds?
Well, I would contend that our all life and particularly the fact that we are sentient is evidence. We may come to different conclusions but I obviously believe that that sways the argument towards there be a pre-existing intelligence.
You pretty much skewered any chance at rebuttal when you can declare that literally anything is evidence. I can see what you obviously believe but feel no pressure that could cause me to sway.
Of course particles don't have minds. That is the point. All that we are aware of is made up of particles that we both agree are mindless and yet here we are, a collection of mindless particles and yet we have minds.
No, that isn't the point. The point is that there is no reason we should in any context expect particles to have minds so it is ridiculous to keep referring to them as mindless.
They are just particles period, and we are made up more of electromagnetic fields between electrons than particles themselves.
I agree we are alive in this Universe, but that doesn't suggest an overmind to me. If such an entity exists it has left no trace that would convince everyone. There is no discernable difference between an overmind entity that leaves no trace and no overmind entity at all.
What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python
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