It's been a few days but tbh I feel I should reply to you - you'll probably never see it, unfortunately.
Honestly, you're an arrogant little shit who chose a ranting foaming-at-the-mouth "god hates fags" type of AC to respond to because you want to take an easy cheap shot at a target no one will sympathize with. Same reason you slam religious people, it's trendy to hate on them even though many of them keep their personal beliefs quite separate from their scientific studies and business careers. I know people like you. You're very brave behind a keyboard when you expect no real opposition. You're a complete pussy every other time, when you stand a real risk of failure/rejection/being wrong. Enjoy your few minutes of pleasure, I suppose.
Actually, I chose the AC to reply to because he was the first comment on the submission that came up on screen, and as both a physicist and a 'fag', his post was relevant. I have no problem with religious people who keep their opinions where they belong - themselves, rather than policy, schools, health etc. I do not believe in religion as defined by any current religion, but I am open to the idea of something more (I never once said I was atheist). Yes, a 'nature' could be aware, but not how we as a species define conscious, surely? As I said, I find it ridiculous to think that one day, 'nature' decided to create a disease purely to screw any particular people. That is extreme arrogance to believe that our importance is high enough to justify such a move.
But yes, blah blah, I can't prove beyond any uncertainty that the universe isn't conscious. Happy? But don't pretend it changes the argument. Prove to me it is. Then I'll concede it might have made up a disease. I think it's fair that at this stage, the burden of proof is on you rather than me.
You 'know people like me' do you? From one post of a mere 6 lines or so? Professor pop-psychologist has me all figured out. In real life, away from the keyboard, I'm a wuss, who sits at home every day. Oh, no, wait. I'm in fact a university graduate at a master level in Physics and studying for a PhD, a former Irish Intervarsity champion in karate, a board member of a LGBT rights charity in Belfast as well as a volunteer.
Few minutes of pleasure? Was it good for you, too?