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Argument from imperfection

jh1234l
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5/21/2013 10:36:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Our DNA is littered with codes of instruction for making body parts that are not found on our bodies (vestigial structures) and useless codes from viruses that weirdly got embedded. (see the video at a few seconds before 2:20) Therefore, an argument from design is not sufficient proof of any God because our DNA is littered with so much useless stuff (just like registry keys left from uninstalling software) that it makes no sense for us to be created by an omnipotent and all knowing being.
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StevenDixon
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5/21/2013 10:46:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 10:36:02 PM, jh1234l wrote:


Our DNA is littered with codes of instruction for making body parts that are not found on our bodies (vestigial structures) and useless codes from viruses that weirdly got embedded. (see the video at a few seconds before 2:20) Therefore, an argument from design is not sufficient proof of any God because our DNA is littered with so much useless stuff (just like registry keys left from uninstalling software) that it makes no sense for us to be created by an omnipotent and all knowing being.

Yes but the argument is that it is complex not that it's perfect. This is how we know cars are designed(they're complex) while Rubber balls, paper, and Korn songs aren't designed and occur naturally.
jh1234l
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5/21/2013 11:00:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 10:46:23 PM, StevenDixon wrote:
At 5/21/2013 10:36:02 PM, jh1234l wrote:


Our DNA is littered with codes of instruction for making body parts that are not found on our bodies (vestigial structures) and useless codes from viruses that weirdly got embedded. (see the video at a few seconds before 2:20) Therefore, an argument from design is not sufficient proof of any God because our DNA is littered with so much useless stuff (just like registry keys left from uninstalling software) that it makes no sense for us to be created by an omnipotent and all knowing being.

Yes but the argument is that it is complex not that it's perfect. This is how we know cars are designed(they're complex) while Rubber balls, paper, and Korn songs aren't designed and occur naturally.

I mean that if we are not even near perfect with our genome littered with junk, then our creator must not be omnipotent and omniscient.
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Fruitytree
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5/22/2013 3:25:53 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Also , science assumes today that some stuff is useless, but may discover later that the stuff is necessary !
jharry
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5/22/2013 3:35:33 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 5/21/2013 10:46:23 PM, StevenDixon wrote:
At 5/21/2013 10:36:02 PM, jh1234l wrote:


Our DNA is littered with codes of instruction for making body parts that are not found on our bodies (vestigial structures) and useless codes from viruses that weirdly got embedded. (see the video at a few seconds before 2:20) Therefore, an argument from design is not sufficient proof of any God because our DNA is littered with so much useless stuff (just like registry keys left from uninstalling software) that it makes no sense for us to be created by an omnipotent and all knowing being.

Yes but the argument is that it is complex not that it's perfect. This is how we know cars are designed(they're complex) while Rubber balls, paper, and Korn songs aren't designed and occur naturally.

Korn songs!!!!!!! Ha, that was beautiful. I like you now.
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