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Published on April 16, 2008 By erathoniel In Religion

    Intelligent Design is proved by two scientific statements: Einstein's Theory of Relativity, and Occam's Razor. Basically, nothing can come from nothing, without an outside force. Therefore the universe must have been created. Occam's Razor would also prove this theory. "God created the Earth" is much more simple than any alternative. Also, any arguements for the contrary can be labled as free will (We have free will, but God must, to give us true free will, let us decide based on evidence). Also, mind you that we know nothing on the specifics of the Creation. If God willed it, we could have evolved from monocellular organisms, but, importantly, God made the universe, he knows what will happen, and anything that has or will happen has been mandated by him, as are all things happening at this time.


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on Apr 16, 2008

The argument that "nothing can come from nothing so God must be responsible" refutes itself because God is not Nothing.  God is something.  That means that by your own statement, God also must have a cause because nothing can come from nothing. 

 

Most people just say "Well, God is infinite - always existed and always will."  It's fine if you believe that, but I can counter "The universe is infinite - always existed and always will" and my argument isn't any better or worse than yours.

 

Occam's Razor is frequently misrepresented as meaning "The simpler the explanation, the more likely it is to be correct."  That isn't what Occam's razor actually says, however.  Occam's razor is "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem", or "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity".  If I were to explain why the earth is roundish by inventing some story about how it used to be square but then aliens with a big carving tool came and whittled it into a spheroid, I would be adding things to the theory that do not need to be there.  That is what Occam's Razor urges theorists to prevent, and it's exactly what every religion does.  It adds entities into a situation that don't need to be there for the situation to exist in an attempt to solve the problem.  God is an entity that is added to the problem of determining origin, but he can't be observed, detected, tested, or questioned, so he is an unnecessary entity from a theoretical solution standpoint.  Adding God multiplies entities unnecessarily.

 

Where you're fitting Einstein's Theory into all of this, I cannot see.  Perhaps you'll elaborate.

on Apr 16, 2008

Also, any arguements for the contrary can be labled as free will (We have free will, but God must, to give us true free will, let us decide based on evidence).

and anything that has or will happen has been mandated by him, as are all things happening at this time.

Here, if you referring to the Universe and God's running of it, I agree.

If you are also including man's actions as though we have no free will but all has been mandated by God, I disagree.

Ecclesisaticus 15: 14-18 "God made man from the beginning, and left him in the hands of his own counsel. He added His commandments and precepts. ...He hath set water and fire before thee; stretch foth thy hand to which thou  wilt. Before man is life and death; good and evil; that which he shall choose shall be given him."

God's foreknowledge does not interfere with man's use of his will.

 

 

on Apr 16, 2008
Perhaps you'll elaborate.


When he attempts to, it will probably be as muddled and confusing as most of his posts have been. Love the new blood we've gotten lately, but they're all a bunch of ridiculous hacks, no one who's actually putting any forethought or research into anything they're writing.

There's a reason I stay out of political/religious threads these days, other than to be smarmy and rude. It's more fun than 1)researching and presenting my case, or 2)digitally screaming like a sycophant, the pastime of 93.4% of the political/religious bloggers on this site.
on Apr 16, 2008

How long is any book on the theory of evolution? Earth formed x trillion years ago, life started y billion years ago, this happened, that happened, boom!

Also, the Big Bang is pretty much a denial theory. There is no way in a relative world, for the universe to create itself. It needed to be created.

God created the Earth. Takes four words.

There are many things that, as finite beings, we are not meant to know about the infinite.

on Apr 16, 2008

When he attempts to, it will probably be as muddled and confusing as most of his posts have been.

 

Quoted for truth with evidence up one response.

on Apr 16, 2008
There are many things that, as finite beings, we are not meant to know about the infinite.


So, in essence, your argument for Intelligent Design is "there's just some thing's we're not supposed to know"?

That's pretty much the most vapid, useless argument I've ever heard, and I've heard some doozies on this site. The proof is that we're not supposed to know about it? That somehow proves to your logic-less mind that Intelligent Design must be the only way?

Hello McFly? Anybody home?
on Apr 16, 2008

When he attempts to, it will probably be as muddled and confusing as most of his posts have been.

"I'm pretty tired now, I think I'll go home"

on Apr 16, 2008

ID and creationism are pains in the neck, and head, and...everywhere else. I honestly don't give a dang where we came from, as long as I'm alive and living.

on Apr 16, 2008
Occam's Razor would also prove this theory. "God created the Earth" is much more simple than any alternative.


Oh good God. Seriously? You believe this?

You know this is what led to that whole belief in magic and angry gods causing bad things to happen. Getting sick? Must be angry spirits inside you. Storm came and blew down your house? Must be an angry god! Yeah...those explanations are simple...but they're...uh...y'know- WRONG!

Ock explained Occam's Razor quite nicely. You don't invent stuff to fit into theories, you merely go on the evidence you have.

Intelligent design/creationism is just another story that people like to tell. No different than any other creation myth. It's not fact, it's not objective truth, it's not even a theory...it's merely a story.

~Zoo
on Apr 16, 2008
Oh good God. Seriously? You believe this?

Intelligent design/creationism is just another story that people like to tell. No different than any other creation myth. It's not fact, it's not objective truth, it's not even a theory...it's merely a story.


Zoo: Bitch-slapping creationists on JU since 2004.
on Apr 16, 2008
Zoo: Bitch-slapping creationists on JU since 2004.


Heh, heh.

~Zoo
on Apr 16, 2008
You can slap that one on your bumper, Zoo. I'm sure it will really get the ladies.
on Apr 16, 2008
You can slap that one on your bumper, Zoo. I'm sure it will really get the ladies.


Awesome.   

~Zoo
on Apr 16, 2008

ok everybody this is a reminder.

Go to the movies this weekend and watch "Expelled."  I can't go because I have a weekend conference so you can have the first word on it.  As soon as I watch it.....I'm sure I'll be writing about it.

It better be good and worth all they hype I've been hearing. 

 

 

on Apr 16, 2008
It better be good and worth all they hype I've been hearing.


It's probably not. That's why they call it 'hype'.
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