Date: June 27, 2016
This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.
Note: This is more of a diversionary tactic of confusion, than a true argument.
This is an old Ray Comfort tactic [maybe he got it from someone else?], where in he equates the cognition behind one form of creativity, with a “need” for cognition behind all naturally occurring order.
One critical problem with this assertion, is that painting is an established art and discipline, which we can observe and see a cognitive mind behind…It’s an extremely well established occurrence.
…The formation of planets, stars, solar systems, etc…on the other hand, are not something we have ever had the opportunity to observe, in their entire process…
Frankly…we don’t know enough about that process, and till this day…we’ve not identified any cognition behind it. We’ve never established that a cognition is even required, for a planet or star to form…And given the sheer vastness of the universe…randomness is entirely plausible…In fact, it seems to be pointed towards and supported.
Given an essentially unlimited amount of chances…we will eventually find things happening, we don’t necessarily expect to happen.
Concluding that a cognition must be there, behind everything, is simply not justified…It is not substantiated…It’s merely asserted, by some people…who cannot substantiate it.
The physical elements which make up everything, have come together to produce earth…But, they’ve also mixed to form entire solar systems, which are expected to be desolate…because they are so hostile towards supporting life, as we know it to exist.
Most of what is out there, is overwhelmingly a treacherous wasteland…and it points towards a lack of any real thought put into it.
It’s far more justified to conclude, that we humans are a curious accident…than to believe that some cognitive creature [we cannot even establish the existence of] decided to invent us.
It makes no sense, to think otherwise…if you care at all, about what studies and research are showing us.