What do you mean by 'selected by our existence'? 

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On 26-Nov-2013, at 11:46 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

> On 11/25/2013 10:36 PM, Samiya Illias wrote:
>>> OK.  But in that case I don't see any reason to think 'life' or 'the 
>>> universe' has any purpose.
>>> 
>>> Brent
>>> The more we learn about the universe the more it seems pointless.
>>>    --- Steven Weinberg
>> Perhaps that is why we need to explore and evaluate the 'divinely revealed / 
>> inspired' books, in search of the point and purpose.
> 
> We don't know there are any such books, or any reason why there should be.  
> Of course there are books that some people claim are the word of God, the 
> same people who want to tell you how to eat your food, how to dress, how to 
> treat your slave,...  In other words, ignorant tribal lords.
> 
>> There is too much 'precision-engineering' and 'order' in the observable / 
>> measurable 'chaos' to be 'self-evolved'.
> 
> How do you know that?  Maybe it isn't self-evolvled; maybe it's selected by 
> our existence as the kind of universe in which we can evolve and exist and 
> speculate.
> 
>> If there is a God behind all this, then perhaps there is much more we do not 
>> know about than just dark matter. 
> 
> And if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
> 
> Brent
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