|"Does this robe make me look fat? Wait, I'm God . . . why|
am I fat in the first place?"
The anti-evolution people get under my skin because they always love to show the "flaws," in Darwin's theory. The funny part is that few of them pointing out these "flaws" are actual scientists, and they most likely got their refutations from some hard core fundamentalist. A friend of mine once tried to convince me that evolution was bunk. "No matter how hard I try, I'm not going to be able to grow wings."
Well no shit Sherlock, and no scientist has ever posited that any living creature can do so. I get the feeling that many denouncers of the theory don't actually understand the theory itself. As my friend evinced, some people think that evolution somehow means that a species can willfully change itself to suit it's needs. How can one argue against a theory if one doesn't even know what the hell a theory is?
And then there are those who support evolution and simultaneously shit on intelligent design. I'm definitely not a creationist, but doesn't it seem odd that we're one in a trillion? Doesn't it seem a little bit weird that out of all the chaos and ridiculousness, our planet is the only one we know of in which life was created and has flourished for millions of years?
I'm not making any claims of knowledge, but I'm just merely pointing out a few facts. Planet Earth is incredibly unique. We've only discovered a handful of planets that could possibly sustain life as we know it, and yet we somehow won the fucking universe lottery.
The problem I have is that none of these arguments for or against evolution and intelligent design do anything to prove or disprove the existence of God. Who is to say that an omnipotent God can't or didn't create a process such as evolution? Similarly, who is to say that God didn't just create existence and then let it all happen by chance?
My point is that these are questions that we cannot possibly answer. No matter how much we want to believe that there is irrefutable evidence as to the existence or non-existence of God, we can never actually know. You can argue it forever, and you'll never be any closer to the real answer. You can be sure that you're close, but your certainty is only worth just as much as the next guy's.
And for those who want to try to use the Bible as proof, you're going to have to think again on that. "But Jack, the bible is divinely inspired! It's all true!" Says who? God? Believing in the divine inspiration of the Bible presupposes a belief in God, and if you think about that for a second you will see that such a line of thinking sets you in a logic loop that doesn't make sense. In order for the Bible to be proof of God's existence, you have to first believe that God exists . . . now that doesn't make much sense, does it?
As for atheists, why does science necessarily disprove the existence of God? Science still can't answer the question of why existence exists in the first place. Does the universe have a beginning? Does existence have beginning? Is infinity a concept that the human brain can even comprehend? There are too many mysteries to say that we know for sure God cannot exist. We don't even know if life beyond our planet exists, so how can we say for sure God doesn't?
"Well you can't prove he exists!" No shit, and 100 years ago we couldn't prove dark matter exists.
So, does God exist? I don't fucking know, but I sure hope he does.