I believe we were created by god, to evolve.
Obviously, thousands of years ago, we were different, but evolved to what we are today.
What's interesting, is when I say that, depending on which side of the creationism/evolution debate you are on, sparks controversy from both sides
Actually, I've been saying this for years.
I know the uber-militant-atheists will storm you with their cold, steely, just-as-unprovable-assumptions, but just ignore them. Hardcore militant atheists are just as annoying to average folk as the hardcore militant fundamentalists. One is fundamentalist re: the Bible, the other fundamentalist re: radical materialism.
A quick analogy: If an astronaut lands on an unexplored planet and finds intricate, complex crystals in strange formations that seem impossible to occur strictly naturally
From the other perspective. If you are out taking a stroll in a new area, and come across an old ruined house in the woods
My underlying point is this: Either with an airless rock in space, or an old ruined house... our energy is better spent dealing with 'hazards of an airless moon' or 'house restoration' than arguing over unprovables.
Don't assume I'm talking about evolution's unprovability -- actually I know quite a lot about paleontology for the average bear and have no delusions over the validity of the theory -- unless wild new evidence surfaces. But as to whether a God exists, especially a God concerned with free will
That's why you print it, THEN photocopy it, maybe with a slightly smudged plastic sheet over it. Using an old non-digital copier that you picked up out of someone's rubbish or bought with cash at a 2nd hand store. Then drop it in a public postbox in a crowded place. Use gloves. Don't let any part of you that contains DNA get into the envelope. Did I miss any identifying factors?
Yes, you forgot to say if we're in a Tom Clancy novel or a William Gibson novel.
... but anyone that thinks we're living in ancient Greece and that our world is being projected onto our consciousness by benevolent aliens/gods has got to be at least a little bit crazy.
Yeah, like that lunatic Plato. What a schizo!
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
"Spin monkey banana for what utility said bacon robot add pixel word what?" Because what i just said, makes nearly as much sense as what you just said. Sorry if that offends.
Do you suffer painful elimination? -- Don Knuth, "Structured Programming with Gotos"