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  •  So. (0+ / 0-)

    For absolutely no reason whatever, trillions and trillions of years ago, all the stuff there is condensed at a single point. This resulted in an explosion of indescribable force. (Doesn't that beat hell out of their version, where a dude with a long white beard waved his hand, six  thousand years ago, and said "Let there be light"?)

    Well, stuff has this arbitrary property of condensing into these "star" things that happened to have a property of emitting heat and light. And some of the stuff incidentally condensed into these "planet" lumps, circling the stars at a more-or-less constant distance, sort of like, well ... incubators.

    Anyhow, in a hit-or-miss fashion, stuff consisted of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, yada yada, and these, oddly, congealed into "amino acids" and things. For no reason, a fluky process then resulted in purposeless items like bottlenose dolphins, Albert Einstein, and rock-and-roll. Sometimes, it all strikes me as a little odd, but then, compared to what?

    So, I thought it might be nice if we stop and take a moment to give thanks for pure, indiscriminate luck.

    I believe the conventional closing here is:


    GOP: Bankers, billionaires, suckers, and dupes.

    by gzodik on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 11:56:33 AM PDT

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    •  You're following a well known logical fallacy, (0+ / 0-)

      to the effect that because this universe ended up evolving in this particular way over this particular path over billions of years, and the odds of all those twists and turns lining up exactly so to at this particular instant in history....
      well, the odds are so vanishingly low that God must have reached down with his omnipotent finger to direct it thusly.

      But this is pure fallacy. The next universe down the string might have sentient beings evolving out of silicon with geometric faceted structures, pondering just how the galactic maelstrom just happened to produce exactly the right temperature of 2,346 degrees necessary for their silicon to crystalize, so obviously it must be....well, whatever their name for invented deity is.

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