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Posted by Phil.o.sofir on September 22, 1999 17:17:14 UTC

: : *** I would like to hear differing perspectives on the subject of what we are. It is my opinion that we are animals, and that we have developed a very complex mechanism which allows us to multiply our chances of survival. : : I have found those who belive in a supreame being who also believe that we are still a form of animal, and I have found those who reject the concept of a supreame being but maintain that we are something that could not have developed from any other animal forms. Of course then there is the general we are created as we are by a supreame being, and also the evolutionary theory that explains that we came directly from the first forms of life which branched over and over again, thus making us related to all forms of life on the planet from very recent branches like the primates to the most extreame distant reletives such as single cell life. : : I tend to agree with Darwins theory of evolution because it has the most physical evidence supporting it, and seems to be the most probable. : :

: bzrd here: The probability of a functional protein forming through a random process is one in 10 to the 65th power. There are approximately the same numbers of atoms in the Milky Way Galaxy.

***Where do these probabilitys come from? I am not a follower of all the conclusions of modern science, but they do seem to get alot correct. But that does not matter, for even if it were a billion times that figure, in an infinite universe there would still be plenty of opportunity for life to become common. I do wonder if there is any way to measure the probability of an all knowing, powerful, and present supreame being which created and/or rules it all the universe). I would think that the odds are in favor of spontaniuos life. Is there any such thing as metaphysical statistics? Thanks for the good response!

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