Before we proceed in meaningless circles, how do you define the word


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:19 PM, John Clark <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 4:03 PM, Jason Resch <> wrote:
> > I agree with Craig.  The concept of divine simplicity exists in several
>> religions
> And in those religions how did a simpleton God make life? Darwin provided
> the mechanism by which Evolution did it,  so those religions need to
> explain exactly how the invisible man in the sky did it.

>> > Of course, the whole question of what is simple and what is complex
>> requires a definition of complexity.  The universal dovetailer is a simple
>> program, yet it generates all programs.  The Mandlebrot set has a simple
>> definition, but is infinitely detailed.  Pi has a simple definition, but an
>> infinite expansion of digits. So apparent complexity, of a universe, a
>> world, etc. need not be dependent on complex underlying principles or
>> systems.
> If you don't like the simple-complex dimension use the humble-grand
> dimension. The Bible says something grand made something humble and it
> doesn't say how so it explains nothing; Darwin says something humble made
> something grand and the best part is he said how it did in, and that is a
> explanation worthy of the name.

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