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Greyparrot
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6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM
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Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??
J.Kenyon
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6/6/2011 3:40:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

You need to get this argument published.
Greyparrot
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6/6/2011 3:42:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/6/2011 3:40:57 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

You need to get this argument published.

Uggh.. what did I mess up on?
Ore_Ele
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6/6/2011 3:45:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/6/2011 3:42:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 6/6/2011 3:40:57 PM, J.Kenyon wrote:
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

You need to get this argument published.

Uggh.. what did I mess up on?

I think he's saying that it is brilliant, not that you messed up.
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Kinesis
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6/6/2011 3:56:34 PM
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Finally, we've got the silver bullet to put down theism for good; and to think, here I was believing it would require some actual thought to work out whether God exists or not.
Greyparrot
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6/6/2011 4:04:55 PM
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At 6/6/2011 3:56:34 PM, Kinesis wrote:
Finally, we've got the silver bullet to put down theism for good; and to think, here I was believing it would require some actual thought to work out whether God exists or not.

This isn't about theism... it's about not being able to call an Omniscient God a comedian.
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6/6/2011 4:07:59 PM
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At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

The anthropic principle says that if those ridiculous things were not there then neither would we. Change any of the parameters of what is and we disappear.

The ridiculous things you see are inadvertently created by nature as it tries to fill any and all niches where life can begin. Many creatures are strange for sure but which ones in particular do you think are ridiculous?

Regards
DL
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6/6/2011 4:10:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

You forgot to bold the most important part.
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6/6/2011 4:12:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

Anthropomorphizing much?
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Greyparrot
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6/6/2011 5:01:46 PM
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At 6/6/2011 4:12:46 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

Anthropomorphizing much?

People that say God has a sense of humor sure do!
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6/6/2011 5:18:42 PM
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I know I may be just pointing out the obvious; but surely these comical things in nature only seem as such because we don't expect them? That wouldn't apply to god
medic0506
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6/6/2011 5:19:34 PM
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At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

Easy. Ever seen a movie that you laugh at, even though you know what's going to happen?? I still laugh at Three Stooges reruns, even though I've seen them before, and know when and what's going to happen.
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6/6/2011 5:25:40 PM
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At 6/6/2011 5:18:42 PM, Thaddeus wrote:
I know I may be just pointing out the obvious; but surely these comical things in nature only seem as such because we don't expect them? That wouldn't apply to god

I was just assuming that this was a for fun thread, not necessarily an actual critique against God. But if it is, I guess I would agree. What is "comical" to one person is not comical to another, so you can't say anything (or anyone) is objectively "comical" or for that matter, objectively "un-comical." The saying comes from things that god does being funny to us, not necessarily that it is also funny to God (we can ask when we pass away).
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6/6/2011 6:31:03 PM
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At 6/6/2011 4:07:59 PM, GreatestIam wrote:
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

The anthropic principle says that if those ridiculous things were not there then neither would we. Change any of the parameters of what is and we disappear.

The ridiculous things you see are inadvertently created by nature as it tries to fill any and all niches where life can begin. Many creatures are strange for sure but which ones in particular do you think are ridiculous?

Regards
DL

Yes, clearly the platypus is vital for humanity to have existed.
GreatestIam
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6/6/2011 9:42:45 PM
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At 6/6/2011 6:31:03 PM, tkubok wrote:
At 6/6/2011 4:07:59 PM, GreatestIam wrote:
At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

The anthropic principle says that if those ridiculous things were not there then neither would we. Change any of the parameters of what is and we disappear.

The ridiculous things you see are inadvertently created by nature as it tries to fill any and all niches where life can begin. Many creatures are strange for sure but which ones in particular do you think are ridiculous?

Regards
DL

Yes, clearly the platypus is vital for humanity to have existed.

You might check how the theory works before making stupid comments.

Regards
DL
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6/7/2011 6:46:48 AM
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At 6/6/2011 3:37:05 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Many people say God has a sense of humor.

consider this:

Every individual varies in their neurological pathways through their "boxes" in their brain to reach the output of laughter from a number of different inputs. Laughter is caused by certain visual or audio stimuli, often by perception of the unexpected or the incongruous.

Now...if God is omniscient, then there is no way for him to have a sense of humor... so how do you explain all the ridiculous things in nature??

I've never heard or read from the Bible that God in spirit has a sense of humour, but Jesus Christ as God most certainly would of had one. And probably a strong one too.
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6/7/2011 12:48:35 PM
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At 6/6/2011 4:07:59 PM, GreatestIam wrote:
The anthropic principle says that if those ridiculous things were not there then neither would we. Change any of the parameters of what is and we disappear.

the anthropic principle deals with certain physical constants being different, not every detail about the physical world. with small changes to physics, stars wouldn't form, or atoms wouldn't be stable, etc. nothing to to with the existence of ridiculous things.
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GreatestIam
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6/8/2011 8:10:10 AM
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At 6/7/2011 12:48:35 PM, belle wrote:
At 6/6/2011 4:07:59 PM, GreatestIam wrote:
The anthropic principle says that if those ridiculous things were not there then neither would we. Change any of the parameters of what is and we disappear.

the anthropic principle deals with certain physical constants being different, not every detail about the physical world. with small changes to physics, stars wouldn't form, or atoms wouldn't be stable, etc. nothing to to with the existence of ridiculous things.

It postulates that all the sub atomic particles here have to be here or we would not be. If we were to free the sub atomic particles taken up by whatever we think strange or of no use, they would be added to our mix and who can say what other future our history could have had. The chances are quite good that man would not be man. Not as we know him in any case.

Is the following fact of cynicism?
Candide

"It is demonstrable that things cannot be otherwise than as they are; for as all things have been created for some end, they must necessarily be created for the best end."

Regards
DL