Sunday, March 04, 2007

Now this truly produces awe and wonder

I feel sorry for ancient people who, lacking the tools to discover real wonders of the universe, had to invent gods. But I do understand them.

What I don't understand are people today who cling to those imaginary gods when those tools do exist, and more is being discovered every day

2 people have spouted off:

Strider said...

I'm not particularly religious or spiritual, but I do like to think that we are more than just highly evolved monkeys.

And does the scientific explanation currently in vogue, ie the infinitely small singularity which exploded and created the universe, preclude the existence of a God?

John said...
"more than just highly evolved monkeys"

No one ever said that we are. Common descent says that we share a common anscestor with monkeys (and every other living thing if you go back far enough. Why the focus on monkeys? why not deny that we're highly evolved fiddler crabs?)

"preclude the existence of a God?"

Of course not. My point was that the beauty and majesty of the universe is not evidence of any kind of divine being.

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