whap2005 Posted February 21, 2006 Share Posted February 21, 2006 I want to start off by saying that I do not believe in the bible thumper’s version of ID. It is not based on any real science, and there is no tangible evidence that humans have a direct creator. I also have no doubt that evolution is a reality, and that we are the result of genetic mutation which has been channeled for billions of years by competition and environmental change (all or which appears to be random). However, many people believe that it is possible and even probable, that human beings will eventually be able to create new life forms either in alaboratory using biological means, or electronically using computer technology. For those people, I ask this question: If you believe that humans have or will have the power to create life from the raw materials that make up our universe, how can you rule out that possibility that life on this planet didn’t come into existence under similar circumstances? (And for those who don’t believe that humans will eventually learn how to create life, I challenge you to prove why it isn’t possible) Although I do not believe we have yet proved that life on this planet is the result of random events, I do believe that the first instance of life in our universe must have been a random event; simply because there is no other way it could have come into existence. However there is no reason to believe that our planet is the first place in the universe in which life first came into existence or evolve to reach conciseness. I think it is reasonable that any life form that reaches conciseness and discovers the technology and the means to create life, may choose to do so. (I in fact, think it is probable that they would). I’ve seen a lot of posts lately from people making fun of the ID and I understand a lot of it. Most of the arguments I’ve seen out there are ridiculous, as I’m sure this one may seem to many. I don’t however believe every argument for ID is flawed. The only way to rule out the possibility that we were not “created” is to first discover whether or not it is possible to create life from non-natural means. If we find that it is possible, then we need to prove that we were the first (or the only) life forms in the universe to discover how. Science of course, is the only way we are going to answer these questions which is why I believe science is the only true religion. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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