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Posted by Aurino Souza on October 31, 2003 14:48:56 UTC

Fair enough, Mario. I did notice you tend to sound grumpy sometimes, I suppose some days are better than others for you. It doesn't matter anyway, I'm not beyond repproach myself.

I actually thought about this for quite a while since yesterday. I do agree with you that sometimes it's too much to ask of you to put my thoughts into words, because I just can't find the right words. On top of that, I like to use words such as "Language Removed" sometimes, because I'm often moved to reevaluate my beliefs when I'm confronted with outrageous claims. Sometimes I do change my mind as a result. Anyway...

Here's the problem as I see it:

The concept of "randomness" can be misleading sometimes. Many people tend to think randomness, or blind chance, can be a good explanation for certain phenomena, but it's clear in my mind that invoking the concept of chance is nothing more than a confession of ignorance. It's akin to saying "I don't know". And that's, essentially, what evolution theory says about the origins of life: it says "we don't know".

Now I can't possibly understand what's so revealing, interesting, or philosophically relevant about that! So the origin of life is a mystery. Well, tell me something new!

OK, so there are hundreds of different ways of saying "I don't know", a very popular one being "God did it". And I happen to prefer "God did it" over "random mutations over an enormous period of time", for the simple reason that the deception behind the former is far easier to figure out.

Hope that helps

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