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Apparent Design Of The Cosmos

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Posted by Brian E. Sloan on February 15, 2003 13:18:01 UTC

Thanks Yaniru.

You are saying that intelligence played a role in evolution?

In my veiw, one of the best evidences, if you will [actualy an inference], for theism is the material universe and its finely tuned constants and physical laws. Of course, as a biblcial literalist I would go on to propose the GOD of the Bible as the first cause, since its seems that what ever caused the universe to come into existence, would, by necessity, exist in eternity.

Some would say outside of space and time.

Some counter this with Occam's Razor, which, if my understanding is correct, is a philosophic principle that excludes "unnneccessary" complexity or the multiplication of needless entities.

My problem with this, is that the case for making a Creator unneccessay as a first cause is hypothetical or even highly conjectural, at this point. Whereas, its seems the easiest thing to do---explanation wise, is to simply infer that a designer exists, based on the observation that the cosmos was apparently designed.

I say "apparently designed" because given the fine-tuned-ness of the physical laws and what have you, it would seem self-evident that Creation owes its existence to a Creator.


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