Evolution and humans: big brain size uses energy (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, November 20, 2017, 15:29 (1065 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: I did not say he was interested in individuals. You have offered us the hypothesis that he might be watching different civilizations “to see how they turn out”. That is exactly the same process as watching the higgledy-piggledy bush of evolution to “see how it turns out”. Earlier on in our years of discussion you rejected the whole idea that he might be experimenting, and you continue to reject the idea of a “show” that he can watch. Now you are putting the two together, though why you think the show has to be confined to human beings even in other galaxies I really don’t know.

DAVID: Our difference is I see God as pure purpose, not needing a show (humanizing) for His entertainment. How do you know He needs entertainment?

dhw: What on earth or in heaven’s name is “pure purpose”? Purpose must have some kind of defining quality! Seeing how things turn out is no more “pure” than watching a show. Of course I don’t “know” if he was bored with the prospect of eternal introspection (neither of us “knows” whether he even exists), any more than you “know” that his purpose for creating life was to create humans who would think about him and with whom he could have a relationship (you proposed these “purposes”), or that he built galaxies to house lots more humans to see how their civilizations would turn out. Your speculations are just as “impure” and just as humanizing as mine. And how could they be otherwise?

I believe God is a personality, unlike ours, fully driven by purpose. I don't 'know'. I have developed faith based on a logical, for me, series of conclusions from scientific discoveries. Of course I think in human terms. Your faith for yourself is: "I cannot know much as I might wish to".

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