Friday, June 10, 2005

Creationism: God's Gift To The Ignorant

I ripped off the title from this article.

If there is a God, I would find it much subtler (and much more elegant) of him (her?, it?) to create all the complexity via randomness and natural selection than the heavy-handed story in Genesis.

What if God does not know how to create things exactly? Natural selection would be a great way to proceed.

To think about our origin and invoke God would lead us to another immediate question about God's origin. Wouldn't it be nice to have one general principle to build all complex entities? I think Darwin's ideas point toward such a general principle.

Anyway, we are probably a simulation anyway according to this philosopher's argument. There is also some peculiar passages in Buddhist sutras about different levels of "heavens" where time proceeds at a different rate. That would be just like simulations within simulations :-)

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