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Seeing as He knows everything, He therefore must know I`m here typing this.
God, if you`re out there, wherever you might happen to be, I ask you, please make yourself known. None of this "working in mysterious ways rubbish", I`m not asking for a sign that might be passed off as coincidence or something, I`m humbly asking for something definitive. Spell out JEHOVAH or YHWH or SATAN IZ TEH GHEY LOLZ in the clouds tomorrow or something obviously deliberate like that. Something I can`t miss.
None of you know anything. Not one single person here knows what their talking about - including me. All of the tripe you`ve typed here is, at best, poorly informed opinion peppered with equally poorly spelled insults.
Here`s the thing - saying your right doesn`t make you right. Yelling doesn`t add weight to your arguements. Demeaning someone because they have a different opinion isn`t going to change the fact that you don`t know what you`re talking about.
Face it - nobody knows. Nobody. You could devote your entire life to the study of the the subject and you would still be left with just a guess.
This arguement is more about ego than fact.
I will say, though, that for me there`s just something about the deep, rich, red of ketchup makes me crave it. Yellow is a sissy colour.
See, I hear a lot of people talking about the statistical impossibility of life arising but I don`t hear them elaborate on how and where they get their numbers when pressured. The point Tyson was making was that the universe is not *conducive* to life or made for life (which some people do believe), but that doesn`t disallow the possibility for some form of life occurring - it may lessen the likelihood, but not render it impossible.
Scientist - "How, when and maybe who?"Creationist/Intelligent Design - "Some guy did it"Philosopher - "Why?"
So, it`s delusional to say that life arises from an invisible creator who decided one day to fashion everything in existence, which still exists and has not changed since creation,
it`s delusional to say that life arose from organic chemicals and continues through a process of natural laws that are so simple as to be blatantly obvious to anyone with half a brain and the ability to make shadowy guesses as to what happens when you get a group of organisms, some of whom are able to survive better than the others.
Tell us please, Groogle, what`s the non-delusional explanation for the past 3.5 billion years of life?
A theory is the result of observation and testing hypotheses and can only make predictions about the outcome of future experiments; therefore theories cannot be proven, only tested.
You can`t prove the theory of gravity is correct when it says that my pen will fall to the desk when I drop it. The theory only predicts that it will fall, but the theory cannot guarantee it will fall until you drop it. Proof is where you know the answer before you try the experiment. 2+2=4, that`s proven, but for all our knowledge there may be extended circumstances which would hold the pen aloft.
On top of that, Catholicism generally accepts events such as evolution as fact and I don`t think they`d contest the video at all.
It comes down to him saying that the idea of intelligent design is greatly flawed by pointing out that the universe was not purposefully made for us by The Designer, as evidenced by how simply massive it is. There`s an awful lot of stuff out there that simply has no bearing on our lives. From our perspective, it`s pointless, so why create it for us?
Then he moves on to the planet itself seemingly not wanting us here. Surely a designer would have not included catastrophes in his plan? Or, at least would have provided us with a better way of surviving them?
Then there`s all the stupid poo that goes wrong with our bodies. Why would a designer give us the capacity to develop cancer? Or Alzheimer`s? 2 diseases our bodies are powerless against.
Why do we have an appendix, or wisdom teeth? Not designed, they`re leftovers from ancestors who actually would have needed them.
I`m not against atheism but if this is the best you guys can do then you should inform yourself a lot more.
A lot of what that guy talk about are just theories that have never been proved and present them like if if was some sort of joke or something.
The best that could actually happen with this story is that some catholic group use this as example on how dumb atheists really are... and if no one care to debunk what this guy say then I dont know what side is more delusional.
Sure, it`d be great to not worry about choking to death, and that`s why one mouth for drinking, eating, and breathing is a stupid idea. But there was no thought process involved in giving us one mouth.
There`s no logical thinking design behind any species. There`s only surviving and beating the competition.
Evolution is a gradual process that is described by evolutionary theory, and that particular theory boils down to law that states two possibilities: that if you take a group of organisms and put them under pressure to survive, either the strongest will survive and pass on their strengths, making survival easier for the next generation, while the weaker ones will die off, OR, nothing survives, resulting in extinction.
Evolution has no design or plan, it doesn`t have any idea what it`s doing as it`s a process; a formula which always results in one of two things: either the strongest survive or nothing.
So all you crazy anti-god people and you crazy religo-nuts, SHUT THE drat UP!And, all the anti-gay/bu people too. Jesus drating Christ, and people wonder why wars are started. >:-(
sorry, but this site reeks of a$$hole just a little more and more every day.. There are nicer people on the goregasm forum, and that site is full of porn and pictures of corpses..
The universe is so uninhabitable for life that it takes a statistically impossible miracle for life to exist. There are so many natural forces against life existing that only a God could let life exist."Actually, astronomers have worked out the probability of life existing using the # of habitable stars, % likely to have a planet in the habitable zone, etc...and they still come up with a number of a bare minimum of at least a couple thousand planets suitable for advanced life. His point however, is that the volume of habitable planets compared to planets/star systems/space that cannot be inhabited is so minuscule it hardly represents a plan.
The universe is so uninhabitable for life that it takes a statistically impossible miracle for life to exist. There are so many natural forces against life existing that only a God could let life exist.
One word: CANCER
I think youre missing the whole point...he isnt blaming anyone, hes just saying that if someone `designed` everything so `perfectly` with a `plan` he sure did waste a lot of effort on uninhabitable space/planets/land, disease, etc...And this man is quite accomplished, I doubt he is blaming anyone for the way his life turned out.
I am not sure he is mocking religion per se, but intelligent design.
Frankly, I think intelligent design/creationism deserves to be mocked because it uses bad science to prove the existence of God.
Anyways, he isnt against God or Evolution, he is just saying that we shouldnt be so self-centered, the universe wasnt created just for us humans.
You`re an idiot. Evolution takes time, lots of time. The only reason people don`t believe in evolution is because they don`t realize that they won`t witness its effects before they die.
Really, though, this guy is a lot less clever than he thinks he is. He doesn`t really make any points (which I`m open to) to sway me either way.
I take it from the "God gave us existence" part that you believe in God. From Genesis 1:27-28 -
`God created humankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them,male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground."`
So your own holy book says "God created humankind in his own image" and yet you wonder why we`re special? It then says "subdue the earth" and "rule over every creature" and you wonder why everything is meant to be set up for us?
Of course, you`re right. We aren`t special, and the world isn`t set up for us. But it`s not because God has done enough, it`s because he doesn`t exist.
I generally put mustard on chicken, a mix of both on fish, steak, and hotdogs, and plain ketchup on hamburgers.
going on my favs
yeah, it it was the opposite, he would be arrested before the end of the speech. Black hole.
Evolution is not a god, you are a narrow-minded person who can not see beyond the ignorant aspect of a god.
Wow AnImbroglio, that is very well put. Why are we so special? Why does God have to set up things and make them perfect for us? We like to think that it`s God`s responsibility to provide everything we need. This is just an entitlement attitude. At least God gave us existence, what the hell did we ever give him? What does he owe us?
You are truly ignorant, but what more can one expect from a narrow-minded person?
Evolution is not some magic god that fixes everything. Evolution is mutation and natural selection. It does not instantly fix everything.The chance of a mutation is about 0.01 percent (number made up just to make you understand).The chance of a mutation actually being noticeable is yet again 0.01 percent of those 0.01 percent.The chance of that mutation being beneficial to the creature is yet again 0.01.The chance of getting a perfect gene (which we have billions of) out of a mutation is 0.000000001 percent.
This is why evolution does not make perfect creatures.Humans are far from perfect.
One woman in the audience looks depressed. She`s probably a creationist.
"look at all of these aborted feces" and"birth defects are tragic, particularly if they happen to the families who are afflicted by them" (as opposed to when they happen to families who are not afflicted by them)
I liked the line at the end about humans having their "entertainment system" next to the "sewage system" hee hee
What exactly is he getting at? Is it a bash on evolution or religion?
What`s the POINT?!
You`re an ignoramus. Evolution is a VERY SLOW and GRADUAL process. It is a blind process, it has no end purpose for Utopia.
Was Richard Dawkins in the audience?!
Wouldn`t you all agree?
"Dousche, I mean Dude, is pretty much only bashing religion in his title of "stupid design". His whole speech is really a bash against evolution. If all this crap is wrong, then why hasn`t evolution fixed any of it, retard?"1) Why didn`t God fix it when he created humans?2) Evolution doesn`t just happen instantly. Three hundred years from now, humans will still look the same as us (assuming they aren`t modified by radiation or surgery).