Bunch of BS by scientific illiterate people.
Bunch of BS by scientific illiterate people.
None of this proves the existence of any god, nor does it convince me to have faith in any.
A few of these arguments are redundant with each other and they all would benefit from some more straight forward technical argumentation, but the principals of these arguments are quite well justified and good.
1. There are billions of planets the size of Earth, with and without water. The brain and the eye are perfectly explained by the theory of evolution. 2. We have no idea what came before the Big Bang, but we have no reason at all to assume it was an invisible man. 3. The physical universe obeys laws because it's not controlled by any sentient mind - if an omnipotent God existed, he could control every particle directly, but without such a being, the universe simply falls into the simple patterns we call "laws". 4. Chemistry, gentics and the theory of evolution explain DNA coding perfectly. 5. Feelings are not arguments. 6. That Jesus claimed to be a god is not evidence that he actually was. His miracles were only recorded by his own followers.
I can't see stuff like this without feeling like it's a challenge.... if you like your faith don't read this.
1 & 2 are basically "earth is so perfect for us, it must have been made for us", which is fine until you realize the galaxy is full to overflowing with planets that are not perfect for us. we fit earh because we evolved to live on it, not the other way around. and in fact, if you randomly dropped a human on earth without looking where they landed they'd probably die - most of the surface is ocean, ice, or otherwise inhospitable. Thinking earth must be made for us is like a guppy thinking the mudhole it swims in was created specifically with it in mind.
3 - our brains are pretty cool, but so what? it's the brain of an apex predator designed to handle the tasks our ancestors needed to deal with to reproduce and pass on their genes. our brains are good at short-term tasks like hunting and storing food and keeping track of children, mediocre at medium-term tasks like planing for the future within a few years (we can do it, sometimes, but not consistently) and terrible at the kind of long-term multi-generational planning that we so desperately need to deal with human-caused climate change and a range of other problems that are relatively recent in our history. Further, our brains are structurally very very similar to Chimpanzees and Bonobos - they even have our capacity to learn language and are more then capable of communicating with sign language, they just lack the voice boxes needed to communicate the way we do. (speaking of cchimps, if humans are made in god's image, whose image are they made in? 98% of god's image?) And our brains aren't even the top-of-the-line model, Dolphins and some wales actually have bigger more complex brains relative to body mass.
As for eyes, like all the others in that article, this one is a fantastically old creationist argument that has been refuted in detail many hundreds of times. the problem is the people who write posts like that simply ignore opposing evidence and pretend it's not there so they can keep making the same debunked arguments. here's a link to one of the many pages debunking it in dtail. http://www.teenageatheist.com/2010/06/unintelligent-design-eye.html there are many more.
4 - the question is posed for how did DNA originate and where did the information contained in it come from. the answer is obvious - natural selection. Further, anyone who's familiar with modern genetics would count this as an argument *against* design since our DNA is mostly junk. and that junk dna - errors and all - is carried in common by members of the same genus who all inherited it from their common ancestors. http://atheism.about.com/od/evolutionexplained/a/JunkDNAGenetics.htm
5 - the author argues that god "pursues" people. Quite the opposite is true. people created gods as a coping mechanism to help them explain the things they could not explain. This "god of the gaps" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_the_gaps) helps explain the unexplainable and reassure insecure people that they are not all alone in a hostile world. God is no different then a child's imaginary friend or santa clause or the easter bunny. going back to point 3, our poor primitive brains are very good at believing things because we want them to be true rather then because of any real evidence. And of course there's an evolutionary bias to assume existence - the hunter who hears a leaf rustling and assumes its a monster is less likely to get eaten by the sabertooth then the hunter who assumes it's probably nothing. which is just fine until the monster in the bushes is dictating the foreign policy of major industrialized nuclear powers. At this point in our evolution the confirmation bias (google "confirmation bias" for fun reading) built into our brains is a liability.
6 - the argument that jesus is the "clearest example of god revealing himself" is utter crap and clearly originates with someone whose knowledge of religious traditions outside their own is very limited. The biblical Jesus never existed and almost everything the new testament claims he did was earlier attributed to mithra, horus, and dozens of other ancient gods. In fact, if you want to talk about a god who is based on a real person your best bet would be Talesein, the Welsh god of Bardic lore who actually was a real person and who left behind not only anecdotal accounts of his existence but actual records and even some of his own writing. Not that that makes him a real god, but he at least was a real human which is far more then christians can claim about yeshua.
ehh, the bible's funnier
i would like to quote another stumbler that agreed with this article;
"Yes God do exist and there is no reason not to believe that..."
Too many logical fails to count.
Not impressed by the logic demonstrated here. Because someone is unable to understand something it doesn't disprove it, not for them or anyone else.
typical non logical arguments and unsubstantiated claims the biggest that only Jesus Christ is really God no other religion and he performed miracles, really? so did Mohammad, Baha'u''llah, Zoroaster, etc. - bullshit through and through - oh by the way scientist are not convinced that our universe began with one enormous explosion of energy and light, which we now call the Big Bang, it's one possible theory, emphasis on THEORY!
These "arguments" are banal and incredibly illogical. I don't see how this proves anything.
Wait-what-it's not humor?