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05:33 pm
A letter in the Economist (27th of August) on Intelligent Design:
SIR – The human brain has 100 billion extremely complex neurons connected by 1,000 trillion synapses. It is mathematically impossible for anything this unimaginably complex to have been the product of an unguided evolution, even over limitless aeons. One doesn't have to know the rules of mathematical probability to recognise this. The brain could only have been created by a limitless intelligence, call it what you may.


Ah, what a wonderful argument.
It's mathematically impossible 'cause I said so! Therefore it's science! Therefore science proves the existance of god!
*headdesk*

I often wish that I could have a worldview as simple as these people... my head would be nicely uncluttered by any reality.

Why can't they see that they're doing the same thing that cavemen did when they saw lightning?
"ooog, ook! Big zap! sky beings mad!"
"Ooog ob nok! lots of synapses! to complex to not be god!"



no appologies offered.
mood: annoyedannoyed
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From:inlaterdays
Date:September 7th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
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i don't see the problems with the "sky beings mad" theory! i know my cat and i hide from angry sky beings when clouds go boom. ;)
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 7th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
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wus.

I love thunderstorms, I revel in the KABLAAM! of a good peal of thunder.
prosicated usually looks at me like I'm insane. heh.
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From:prosicated
Date:September 7th, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
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a) You are insane
b) I was going to let you change our respective last names to KaBlaam! if you'll recall
c) I love you
d) did I mention that you are insane?
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From:road_to_hell
Date:September 7th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
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http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/textbookdisclaimers/wackononsense.pdf

I thought that was an interesting article. It taught me how to respond to some questions.
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From:cessibaby
Date:September 7th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)

but it is god

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god is nature. we are organisms created from nature. god created us.

thats my logic anyway.
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From:jjjiii
Date:September 7th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Evolution is NOT an "unguided" process. It is guided by natural selection. Natural selection is NON-random. Mutations are random, but the selection process that dictates which mutations will end up dominating an ecological niche is not random -- it selects based on traits that are conducive to survival, namely by killing off organisms that lack those traits.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 7th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Preachin to the choir big boy.
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From:jjjiii
Date:September 8th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I know... just on the off-chance someone who's into creationism happened to read your journal.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 8th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
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heh. I think i'd have scared em off by now. ;o)
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From:green_knowe
Date:September 8th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
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The argument goes something like this: 'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.'

'But,' says Man, 'the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance, it proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't QED.'

'Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic,

"'Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next pedestrian crossing."
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 8th, 2005 11:26 am (UTC)
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hehe!
Yay Douglas Adams!
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