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Comment on God vs. The Second Law of Thermodynamics

meganmay Thu, Jun 28, 2007
Aaron-

I think what you may be neglecting to consider, or maybe just mention, is that "we" have only existed on planet Earth for a one millionth of a millisecond of evolutionary time, so if by "we" you mean human beings, i highly doubt the possiblity of us ever comprehending "it all."

This may not be precisely what Al is saying, but if we understand ourselves as a process of intereacting bits of matter, as well as a part of an evolutioanry process whereby this matter is reconfigured into different forms over long periods of time, it may rash to assume that we, as humans, could ever fully understand ourselves because whoever "we" are, is in no way, shape, or form concrete.

im also not sure that you even need to ask why we are here. I think it's much more interesting to think about how we are changing as evolutionary time goes on and question how much we can play a role in the universe at large.