Post by Atlatl Axolotl
TITLE: Richard Dawkins:"I Can't be Sure God Does Not Exist"
Nothing he hasn't said before. It's simple intellectual
honesty. [...] In fact he had talked about a designer in an
"It could come about in the following way: it could
be that at some earlier time, somewhere in the
Universe, a civilization evolved by probably some
kind of Darwinian means, to a very very high level
of technology. And designed a form of life that
they seeded onto, perhaps,this planet. Now that is
a possibility and an intriguing possibility, and I
suppose its possible you might find evidence for
that if you look at the details of biochemistry and
molecular biology you might find a signature of
some sort of designer. And that designer could well
be a higher intelligence from elsewhere in the
I've said something like that myself. Here. Repeatedly.
"The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for
our wits to grow sharper"
Truer words about our existence have never been spoken.
There are many so-called "theories" regarding how life came
into being in our Universe, but _all_ of them are missing
one vital ingredient: *EVIDENCE*.
Granted, some are more plausible than others, but, while the
possibility of that which Dawkins outlines here is indeed
"plausible", there is absolutely no evidence to support it.
Of course, the theists have their own "theory", however,
compared with Dawkins, they are intellectually lazy. They'd
rather imagine that some magical god created all life simply
so it would have something to love and hate -- i find that
to be totally implausible.
If we are to entertain these wild theories of creation, then
we'd need to be more honest with ourselves as to the reality
of such. And acting as though some cosmic moral imperative
is underpinning our so-called creation is the height of
foolishness and evidence that unfettered subjectivity is the
_true_ root of all evil in this Universe.
SOLIPSISM -- YOU SHORTSIGHTED, INTOXICATING, SELF-DELUDED
CULTISH GURU -- I SNEERING DIRECTLY AT _YOU_!!!
So, if we were indeed "created", and that's a big old *IF*
-- the kind of "if" that people pull out of their arses on a
daily basis -- it is much more likely that our creators
created all the various lifeforms we know on our tiny little
planet, *NOT* because they were bored to tears and needed
hapless victims to project emotions upon, but simply because
Of course, if we accept all this creation mumbo jumbo, we
quickly find ourselves in the recursive tar pits of logic,
asking ourselves: "Who created the creators".
As for Dawkins, his "theory" satisfies this troubling
question with a logical: "Our creators are an advanced form
of intelligence that naturally evolved". So, in this sense,
Dawkins, a single man, has pulled a far more plausible
theory out of his arse than could be gleamed by billions of
theists over the last umteen fucking centuries.
But there's a darker side to this whole creation mumbo
For if we discover one day that we are nothing but the
equivalent of various forms of bacteria swimming around in a
vat in some higher intelligence's science lab, i think the
theists -- who have propagated these myths underpined with
moral imperatives and fatherly love from "god" -- are going
to have a very difficult time dealing with that sort of
disappointment. As for us atheists, it really won't be much
of a big deal. Life will go on virtually unchanged. But for
those who dedicated their lives (and their supposed "after-
life") to these lies, how the hell are they going to find
purpose after such an earth-shattering revelation?
If you ask me -- and being that i'm guided by a pragmatist
perspective, and all -- i'd say a higher intelligence could
make the best use of us "tiny lifeforms" by throwing us all
in a ziplock bag and using the bag as an ass warmer on cold
days. But hey, that's just if you ask me!
In conclusion, we simply don't know enough about our
universe to latch on to every "feel good" theory that
happens to exit our anal cavity. Heck, we have not even
ventured beyond our own moon, and yet, these damned theist
have the hubris to draw definitive conclusions concerning
questions of such cosmic proportion.
In the end, i think it'd be less of a blow to their ego if
there really is no creator at all, as i don't believe they
can handle living in a universe in which "the creator" is
indifferent to their existence and well-being.