Q&A: This is why I think God must exist?
Posted On March 11, 2011
Question by Bebe: This is why I think God must exist?
If there were no benevolent creator, humans would have evolved through the blind process of natural selection. This process selects brains that promote survival, not necessarily brains that can detect reality. If this were true, we’d have no reason to believe our conclusions are true. We must assume there is a God, like we assume the axioms of logic.
“With me, the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man’s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy. Would anyone trust in the convictions of a monkey’s mind…?”
“It is only through trusting our own minds that we have come to know Nature herself. If Nature, when fully known, seems to teach us (that is, if the sciences teach us) that our own minds are chance arrangements of atoms, then the sciences themselves would be chance arrangements of atoms and we should have no reason for believing them.”
you must assume that experimentation works, you couldn’t perform an experiement to prove it.
no particular god, any benevolent creator.
it’s not the Darwin quote, but every I said.
i never said natural selection was random, just blind.
“NONSENSE! While you may have a predicted outcome in experimentation, experimentation is done to validate the prediction. In other words, you do the experiment to see what happens.”
So how do you know experimentation has any relationship to reality? Did you perform an experiment? It’s circular logic.
“Your whole argument is that you think natural selection is random”
This is not true. My argument is buily upon natural selection allowing the fittest to survive. This fitness may or may not be the most in touch with reality.
Answer by Robin the Rockin’ VT
“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” ~ Albert Einstein
“If most people are not willing to see the difficulty, this is mainly because, consciously or unconsciously, they assume that it will be they who will settle these questions for the others, and because they are convinced of their own capacity to do this.”
~ Friedrich August Hayek
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