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  1. Not really. The BB was not an event that started and ended 13.8 billion years ago.
  2. It isn't. Unless you ask questions, how will you ever discover anything? Intelligent Design proponents have been looking for a line from the beginning and they always find one, whether it is in the awe inspiring beauty of the universe, or the complexity of the eye. Unfortunately for them, when examined with a critical eye, the line always fails the test. No 'line' ever proposed by ID proponents has stood up to scientific scrutiny. The reason you get somewhat hostile reactions here is because the ID proponents generally start with the solution (God exists) and then piece together some bits of data to make the solution appear true, glossing over the weak spots as they go. Correct, there is evidence that laptops were designed. That is a line showing human intelligence, not supernatural intelligence.
  3. Similarly, just because brain waves continue during wake doesn't mean our consciousness continues, and for all we know we die and are replaced by a copy continuously. The conjecture seems silly either way.
  4. There is NO evolution if length does not exit. Therefore length drives evolution. And while we are at it, width drives radioactive decay, and depth drives fermentation.
  5. Thanks. I was having a hard time coming up with a response.
  6. You really want to use this thread to discuss whether life begins at conception? A woman's right to choose? Whether or not a "right to privacy" actually exists in the Constitution? Societal norms across countries? When the fetus becomes a 'person'?
  7. The question of abortion involves much more than consciousness and thus is likely off topic.
  8. Yes, then we had a lengthy discussion on the aesthetics of art.
  9. Yes, I'm aware of that. I'm pretty sure she has consciousness now though.
  10. I have a brand new grand daughter. I don't think she can anticipate anything at all about the future.
  11. What would you like to know about time?
  12. Yes, I would agree that "cause" is an appropriate term. "Motivator" implies some sort of organism is involved.
  13. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
  14. Are you saying that gravity is equivalent to "drive" or "motivation"?
  15. I think you are conflating "big bang" and "universe". They are not the same thing.
  16. Probably best that you move to the shallow end of the pool.
  17. Can you describe how a potato is "self aware"?
  18. You shouldn't confuse "views" with "accolades". There is a Youtube compilation of Stupid People Fails that has 1.3 million views. People aren't viewing that video because they admire the actions of the people involved, and people aren't viewing this thread because they realize they are witnessing a major breakthrough in science.
  19. What do you base this belief on?
  20. Where I come from everyone drives on the right side of the road. You can still go wherever you wish but by following the norm you avoid misunderstandings and all sorts of problems. People who insist on driving on the left side of the road don't usually feel welcome either.
  21. Welcome to the culture of a science forum.