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Otangelo



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 15 2015,18:18   

Quote (Occam's Aftershave @ Nov. 15 2015,14:48)
Quote (Otangelo @ Nov. 15 2015,11:01)
their "Designer" is their omnipotent God who literally could produce anything.


Of course not.

Most people would say that part of God’s omnipotence is that he can “do anything.” But that’s not really true. It’s more precise to say that he has the power to do all things that power is capable of doing. Power can’t make an illogical statement logical; it can’t create, for example, a square circle. And while an omnipotent Creator can make beings who possess free will, he can’t do that while at the same time controlling their behavior. This would be a contradiction that “power” cannot overcome. In other words, God could prevent all wrongdoing from occurring, or even most of it, but he couldn’t do so without blocking or limiting or overriding our free will.

Furthermore, precisely the opposite of what evolution predicts, ID does. That is :

A vast amount of complex and specified information encoded in a biochemical language;
A computer-like system of commands and codes that processes the information.
Molecular machines and multi-machine systems.
But where in our experience do things like language, complex and specified information, programming code, or machines come from? They have one and only one known source: intelligence.

Quote (Otangelo @ Nov. 15 2015,11:01)
their "Designer" is their omnipotent God who literally could produce anything.


Of course not.

Most people would say that part of God’s omnipotence is that he can “do anything.” But that’s not really true. It’s more precise to say that he has the power to do all things that power is capable of doing. Power can’t make an illogical statement logical; it can’t create, for example, a square circle. And while an omnipotent Creator can make beings who possess free will, he can’t do that while at the same time controlling their behavior. This would be a contradiction that “power” cannot overcome. In other words, God could prevent all wrongdoing from occurring, or even most of it, but he couldn’t do so without blocking or limiting or overriding our free will.

Furthermore, precisely the opposite of what evolution predicts, ID does. That is :

A vast amount of complex and specified information encoded in a biochemical language;
A computer-like system of commands and codes that processes the information.
Molecular machines and multi-machine systems.
But where in our experience do things like language, complex and specified information, programming code, or machines come from? They have one and only one known source: intelligence.

  
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