Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
What else is there besides creationism and evolution? Do you have a better alternative in mind?
Well, before I say anything, if something is
obviously falling to the ground, do we really need to have an alternative before acknowledging that it's no longer supporting us? We should be capable
of dismissing something on its own grounds when it fails, not just when some alternative arises. If you're hungry and all there is is poo, you're not
gonna eat it just because there's no better food around, right? You leave the poo behind and search for something edible.
Before I go on to the alternatives, when people say creationism, they automatically assume the religious version of creationism, with an bearded man
in the sky sending commands and stuff. So in that sense, creationism is definitely not the way to go, but, there are other alternatives, that some
would immediately accuse as being the same as creationism while they are not. Intelligent design is the main one, but, I'm not going to talk about
that here, since I know how that goes. On to the alternatives.
There is the idea that the universe itself contains intelligence in some shape or form and/or is alive in and of itself, and we are part of it. As a
proper example, say your body is the universe. The anaerobic bacteria in your gut are us. The bacteria would not be aware of our bodies being alive,
just like we would be clueless if the universe is alive. And the universe appears hostile to us, just like oxygen appears hostile to the bacteria.
This perspective comes from the idea of fractals. Essentially, we are fractals of the universe. Acknowledging this would give us a better
understanding regarding our connection to nature.
Another alternative is the idea of the biocentric universe. It's the idea that life creates the universe, rather than the other way around. I know
you're wtf-ing right now... Rather than trying to explain it to you, I'll just give you a few links below. Essentially, it arrives from the
combination of multiple concepts and fundamental problems in modern science, including the idea that
the universe is a hologram
Robert Lanza - What are space and time?
What both alternatives do, is add consciousness in the mix. That's the only way forward. Nowadays people love to dismiss it as some deterministic
chemical process, but it's not working out. The evolution theory probably would become complete, if consciousness was added to it, and maybe the two
alternatives above will no longer be needed. I obviously don't know which one is right or isn't right, but, that's why we should have the right to
question. If we stay in the evolution vs creationism paradigm, we'll keep going in circles forever.
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