posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 12:50 PM
Originally posted by VinceP1974
Originally posted by john124
Science has made much more fascinating discoveries than any beyond the wildest dreams of religious leaders of past days. The Hubble deep-field images
show the universe to contain billions of galaxies beyond our own. The possibilites of life beyond Earth is enormous, much more than the comprehension
of anyone. To assume we "humans" are so special that we needed a god to create us is astounding arrogance that only highlights further how tiny and
insignificant we all are.
The whole universe/multiverse/megaverse and whatever else exists is not defined by what some humans may perceive as absolutely necessary to exist
because their limited perceptions say it has to.
What an unscientific incoherent statement.
Humans are special since so far we're the only thing like ourselves in that vast space you refer to.
If one were using the scientific method then one would be hesitant to state what you do with such finality.
Why is it that so many of you immature knee-jerk scientismists argue things in such antiscientific ways?
Hmm yes the earth and humanity is very important to us and extremely special, but don't forget we base that on our limited human perceptions of
existence and not knowing who or what is exactly out there. Yet in comparison to our universe, if we were to suddenly get wiped out would the
universe collapse into nothingness because of our sudden demise? I highly doubt it!
Humans are perceived as special if you think you are the centre of the universe. It's illogical to assume that we are the only sentient lifeforms in
the universe. If you want to argue that no other sentient lifeforms look like us and so we are unique, then that's a shallow argument to assume we
are so special. It's no different than arguing that every blade of grass is so special because it has a slightly different tinge of green.
Therefore the earth is an insignificant pale blue dot, no more significant than any other dim lights that you can see in the night sky. From this
realistic perspective it is comforting to know that we are not everything that may be, and you don't need to believe in a creator to have that
feeling, and at least there is no doubt about it.
I'm not saying anything with finality, but it's better to start at what we do know, and work our way up the ladder of knowledge, and not pretend we
have to have been created by a god.
You're just highlighting my points about narcissism being one of humanity's overpowering and often illogical emotional responses, and self-righteous
religious attitudes are just another component of that - with the desire to be the most important part of the universe.
If you knew anything about science you wouldn't be using phrases such as antiscientific & scientismists *ahem*
towards a general scientific
[edit on 17-8-2009 by john124]