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ThoughtsonCommonToad's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by ThoughtsonCommonToad

Dawkin's argument:

But now the question arises: In what sense would the god-like aliens not be gods? Answer: In a very important sense. To deserve the name of God, a being would have to have designed more than just a jumbo jet or even a starship. He would have to have designed the universe. And therein lies a fundamental contradiction. Entities capable of designing anything, whether they be human engineers or interstellar aliens, must be complex -- and therefore, statistically improbable.


There is no contradiction whatsoever. Complexity is ruled out as the ultimate first cause Yes, but he seems to not be able to take his own argument that one step further, as Shermer has done, and incidentally I did. It seems strange because it is so obvious. It almost makes a mockery of the whole argument.

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 08:26:00 UTC | #161550