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Author Topic:   Evolution doesn't make sense.
chafihar
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Message 37 of 80 (5011)
02-18-2002 8:57 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Lorenzo7
01-15-2002 10:38 PM


The earth is at just the right tilt to that we don't burn or freeze to death.
The planets just happen to orbit the sun without running into each other.
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You are having trouble understanding how things behave in a cause/effect relationship. The universe is a closed, self-contained, control system! Imagine your furnace wrt its thermostat. Would you say, ‘isn’t that remarkable, how the furnace reaches the right temperature so that the thermostat no longer asks it be on’? Must be that there is an intelligence inside the furnace, making sure that it works! Do you see how this is no more non-forgiven than is yours?


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chafihar
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Message 38 of 80 (5039)
02-18-2002 11:35 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Lorenzo7
01-15-2002 10:38 PM


Where did this comet or particle come from that supposedly started all life?
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I do not accept the unlikely idea that life came on a comet/meteor, or the very ridiculous idea that the water on earth had similar origins! There is no essential rationale to suggest this, and, as far as I know, there certainly is no supporting evidence! I expect that an old-fashioned respect for the conditions of the early earth suffice to endow it with everything that we find today! What will they think of next? Can this be just another effort to go against science, like alternative medicine is, or creationism is, for that matter? )

Are you telling me that time is circular and has no Beginning?
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Time is not a line segment whose endpoints can be connected! Is this what you have in mind? Succeeding time intervals can be represented by successive line segments, directed say, from left to right, or from down to up. But this is just to aid our imagination, primarily for the purpose of using mathematics. Just as the imaginary ‘whole line’ has no end at either extremity, the ‘time line’ need not have, a priori, a beginning or an end! Our time of experience shares an equal conceptual quality with the space of ordinary experience, in classical physics. To Newton, there was no beginning or end of time in his equations of motion, which incidentally, were symmetric in both space and time! Now, what does it mean operationally, that time had a beginning? That there is no time before the beginning! How could we find out, test it that is, if there is no time to experience this absence of time? Do you have an idea of where I have been, where I am now, and what a mess I will be in if I continue with this? Another )


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chafihar
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Message 39 of 80 (5041)
02-18-2002 11:51 PM
Reply to: Message 38 by chafihar
02-18-2002 11:35 PM


Are you telling me that time is circular and has no Beginning?
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Sorry, Lorenzo, that was supposed to be a 'happy face' - for 'don't take offence'.
And NO, about 'time being circular', but YES about 'time having no begnning'! I tried very hard to make myself clear.
Incidently, I am not yet up on the icons, so i don't know what face wll appear and where!

Hey! I like this 'afterthought editing feature!

This is my last editing. Ha-Ha-Ha

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