You probably wouldn't be but I would consider my case rested.
Excuse me? You haven't got a case to rest!
I could just as well have spent the last twenty posts arguing that Noah had Warp Drive. It would be no more science fiction that what you have propoed.
If it IS God we are talking about then I propose that He gave Noah anti-gravity technology which allowed the Ark to float above the flood. Noah also had a DNA replication machine that stored the DNA sequences of every known animal and then recreated them from scratch after the flood.
I have "wood and intelligence". This is consistant with what we might suppose of his times.
Iron use has been found as early as 4000 BC in Sumer, so why did it take humans till victorian times to build steam engines? I mean, the Sumerians had "iron and intelligence" didn't they?
Technology advances through the accumulation of knowledge, the raw materials alone don't demonstrate your case. Invention aside, one also needs a suitable social infrastructure to take on large, technically diffcult projects - manpower to build, to source materials and to feed workers, for example.
Tell me, what is the difference between coming up with a theory that a tomb exists in Egypt somewhere, and searching for it, and coming with a theory that the earth and everything in it was created by a God, and searching for the proof?
We know the Egyptians (as well as other cultures) build tombs. We have observed them. Given that tombs are a known feature of human culture in general, one can hypothesize about their existence.
Same goes for the old SETI argument. Humanity is one known example in the universe of a civilization with communications technology based around electromagnetism. There *might* be others, although the chances of finding them are very slim. Only a tiny fraction of available research budgets go anywhere near this field.
No one, on the other hand, has ever observed God or intelligent design. Nor does any of the evidence gathered point to it.
Now, one might argue (as Iano has) that we can use Human design as some kind of guide, but as we have no scientific evidence for God himself we have no grounds on which to make assumptions about his design methods.
This is a better example than what I gave, thank you.
There is absolutely no evidence of aliens, only subjective, yet we search for them. According to calculations and odds, we shouldn't even exist in this universe. So, doesn't that make it bad science to waste time looking for aliens?
I posted a refutation of this comment before you even made it!!
There IS evidence of intelligent life having arisen in the universe - humanity! As for odds, we cannot truly know given that we have a sample pool of exactly one. Looking for life out in the universe gives us a bigger sample and a means to properly answer such a question...
It may be subjective, but everything we view in life is through our subjective minds.
Which is why science seeks to establish "objective reality" by means of repeatable experimentation carried out by a multitude of individuals.
Your "subjective reality" doesn't, for example, change how a TV works!
If you ever experienced what I have experienced from God, you would think differently...