reply to post by danielsil18
As for the god debate, i wasn't trying to make it into one. If I wanted to make it in to one i would use other topics like rapists, etc.
You weren't trying to make it one, yet you named your thread "If God created us
, then why didn't he give us a perfect eye?"
What kind of responses were you expecting? The title clearly challenges God's existence by citing a flaw in the human eye.
If you had meant this thread as a response to Christian claims, it would have been intelligent to point that out in the beginning.
As for the claim itself? Personally, I don't like using the complexity of natural forms to prove Gods existence, simply because it doesn't do a good
job convincing people.
On the other hand, I am impressed by the incredible complexity of nature - how far it goes, we still have no idea.
Take Genetics for example. In the 1960s, Crick and Watson mapped out the 6 billion nucleic pairs of genes called DNA. This got scientists all excited
and thinking "we've deciphered the code of life". That position was dead WRONG. Now, were realizing how exquisitely complicated genetic functioning
is. DNA is like the letters of the alphabet. There are 26 of them in English; the human genome has some 6 billion "letters". But letters aren't
words. For words to be formed, they need to be combined in a intelligible way to make coherent sentences, or, with the case of DNA, must work in such
a way as to properly carry out the operations of development and function of the body.
DNA has since been supplemented by epigenetics. Epigenetics refers to those molecular processes that occur outside the cell nucleus of a cell, in the
cytoplasm, that regulate the functioning of DNA. Epigenetics, in other words, is not limited to the body, but to the context the body finds itself in;
chemicals in the bodies physical environment affect those epigenetic factors; a state of mind can alter epigenetic conditions which in turn can turn
on or off certain genes (i.e., stress can cause cancer; stress can cause the degradation of myocardiocytes, leading to heart problems, etc).
In short, no organism is an island. It's genetic functioning is intimately tied into the larger fabric of the ecosystem it's apart of. And each
ecosystem is in turn affected by the conditions of larger ecosystems. At a certain point, you reach the conclusion that the universe is a highly
improbable event; everything is intimately related to each other; from the smallest particles, to molecules, cells, organs, organisms, species,
ecosystems, solar systems, galactic systems. The homeostatic harmony occurring between these elements from the smallest to the largest simply boggles
the imagination. How could the puny human mind ever come to understand this complexity in it's entirety? It seems utterly impossible.