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Discussion 2 to Talk Back 88
No necessity for a "Super Intelligent Being."

by: JT

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David:

As Jasmine pointed out, you have not produced any "evidence" for your "Super Intelligent Being." Instead you have given your thoughts, which, like everyone else's thoughts, are based on preconceptions. Analogies are not evidence.

But let's talk about your house discovered far beyond known civilization. I will agree that on finding such a structure; "Who built this? It must have been an intelligent being!" is a very likely thought process.

But, suppose in front of the house there was a large and beautiful tree which shaded the house. Would it be asked "Who built this tree?"? No. More likely it would be, "From what seed did this tree grow?"

Suppose tied to the tree there was an animal of unknown species, Again, would it be asked "Who built this animal?"? Of course not. Animals are not built. We know that if we want more of them, we seek out a male and female of the species and breed them.

The analogy between a constructed item and a living organism does not hold.

All living organisms develop over time. They develop as individuals as they go through their individual life cycles. They develop as species. And they develop as elements in the entire kingdom of life. No builders are required at any point after the first appearance of life.

All life-forms share, as a common inheritance, the first spark of life passed down to us over hundreds of millions of years from the common ancestor from which we all evolved. Through science, with varying degrees of completeness, our ancestry has been established. One major question has not yet been satisfactorily answered: "Where did that first living organism come from" How did it arise?" It is not much, but you can put your "Super Intelligent Being" at that critical point if you wish. She is not needed to answer any more of the questions. But a more reasonable answer to the origin of life which makes no unwarranted assumptions is "I don't know.... yet."

If you want to talk of the Universe as a system, very much the same applies. Science has pretty well answered the major questions of how the Universe came to be as it is, and tracked it back to the first few seconds after the so-called Big Bang. If you want to put your "Super Intelligent Being" at that critical point, go ahead. She is not required for anything that happened after that time. But a more reasonable answer to the origin of the Universe which makes no unwarranted assumptions is "I don't know.... yet."

So David, I'm sorry. You have not established the necessity for a "Super Intelligent Being." She remains unnecessary, except as a way of saying "This is something we don't have the answer to... yet."

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