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[quote]Originally posted by sockmonkey at 6-6-2006 12:00|
Occam's Razor states that in a choice between two explanations of a phenomenon, the simpler one is the one to be chosen. So some could take that to mean that "well, if there wasn't a creator, a whole big complicated process would've gone on, so that's not the simplest explanation, so there must've been a creator." But that's the problem--the idea of a creator means faith in something that can't be proved. There are different creation stories the world over, and while some have similar themes, none are the same. Why would one faith/creation story be right while others are wrong?
There's no compelling proof for a creator, but there's also none against it. Still, I think nature itself is pretty weird and wonderful, and over millions and millions of years, I don't see why something shouldn't evolve completely on its own./quote]
Do you live by Occam's belief, for this situation, SM? I disagree with your assertion that it's easier to say a creator exists than to say we don't understand everything, so i don't have an opinion. All a creator annswers is our origin. It does not answer why we were created. This is equally if not more complex than how, especially if you believe the latter was done by a divine entity.
Things do evolve on their own. But how did something evolve from nothing? Minus religion from your mind and answer that.
Please clearly state whether or not you believe there is a creator or if you think one might exist.