Questions For Atheists II

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Where do you think it is the rationality and orderliness of nature comes from?

Where do you think it is the laws of logic comes from?

Where do you think it is the laws of mathematics comes from?

How is it that the principles of this enormously-complex universe can be explained on the back of an envelope?

Would you say reverse engineering the universe would accurately describe what scientists do?

How is it that nature wrote the genetic code?

How lucky are we that the genetic code, and the biological machinery capable of reading it and processing it, happened to come into existence at the same time, and find each other in the vast cosmos?
 

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Where do you think it is the rationality and orderliness of nature comes from?

Physical forces.

Where do you think it is the laws of logic comes from?

Intelligence.

Where do you think it is the laws of mathematics comes from?

Observation of the relationship of things.

How is it that the principles of this enormously-complex universe can be explained on the back of an envelope?

They can't.

Would you say reverse engineering the universe would accurately describe what scientists do?

In a small part yes, but that would apply to the way many scientists work on many other projects. They observe something that ignites their curiosity and they try to find what drives it.

How is it that nature wrote the genetic code?

The genetic code was made by random association of molecules.

How lucky are we that the genetic code, and the biological machinery capable of reading it and processing it, happened to come into existence at the same time, and find each other in the vast cosmos?
As above for other than the last question. For the last question, it wasn't luck, other than "the luck of the draw" if you like that terminology. Most importantly, if the random bumping of molecules hadn't happened the way they did, you wouldn't be here to ask the question.

I hate reiterating this again and again, but you aren't something special that god put here and will shower you with rewards if you jump through the right hoops.

Edit: I'm sorry for the appearance of me "internet yelling". I was trying to make sure my responses were separate from your post.
 
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Where do you think it is the rationality and orderliness of nature comes from?

Where do you think it is the laws of logic comes from?

Where do you think it is the laws of mathematics comes from?

How is it that the principles of this enormously-complex universe can be explained on the back of an envelope?

Would you say reverse engineering the universe would accurately describe what scientists do?

How is it that nature wrote the genetic code?

How lucky are we that the genetic code, and the biological machinery capable of reading it and processing it, happened to come into existence at the same time, and find each other in the vast cosmos?
There is no rationality or orderliness in nature. For the most part nature is very UNorderly and UNrational. The little part that you encounter in your everyday life may appear orderly but that is only one small part.

The "laws" of logic and mathematics are human inventions that help organize concepts so that they can be used more easily when trying to describe the unorderly and unrational universe.

As RNG said, they can't.

In some ways yes. But to say that doesn't mean I accept your implied axiom that the universe was "engineered" in the first place.

Nature didn't write anything. Nature is a not a sentient being that can "write" things. The genetic code exists because of billions of years of trial and (mostly) error.

They are not two separate things that developed independently. You can't have one without the other.
 
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Where do you think it is the rationality and orderliness of nature comes from?
the flying spaghetti monster likes things to be organised.

Where do you think it is the laws of logic comes from?
they came to flying spaghetti monster in a dream

Where do you think it is the laws of mathematics comes from?
mathematics is really just logic in written form. the flying spaghetti monster did it first

How is it that the principles of this enormously-complex universe can be explained on the back of an envelope?
isnt the work of his noodly goodness beautiful in its simplicity?

Would you say reverse engineering the universe would accurately describe what scientists do?
especially those touched by his noodly appendage.

How is it that nature wrote the genetic code?
thats the flying spaghetti monsters greatest achievement.
How lucky are we that the genetic code, and the biological machinery capable of reading it and processing it, happened to come into existence at the same time, and find each other in the vast cosmos?
it wasnt luck, it was his noodly guidance.
 
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Where do you think it is the rationality and orderliness of nature comes from?

Where do you think it is the laws of logic comes from?

Where do you think it is the laws of mathematics comes from?

How is it that the principles of this enormously-complex universe can be explained on the back of an envelope?

Would you say reverse engineering the universe would accurately describe what scientists do?

How is it that nature wrote the genetic code?

How lucky are we that the genetic code, and the biological machinery capable of reading it and processing it, happened to come into existence at the same time, and find each other in the vast cosmos?
how is it that our mind. the brain. being a central nervous system. that responds to our 5 senses. also respond to our thinking. our ideas. our learning. our emotional area. and how is it that the central nervous system reacts
to what we do what we think what we feel.
the question is. the signals going to the brain...where do the signals come from.. other then our 5 senses whit don't include what the senses don't do.
 
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There is no rationality or orderliness in nature. For the most part nature is very UNorderly and UNrational. The little part that you encounter in your everyday life may appear orderly but that is only one small part.

The "laws" of logic and mathematics are human inventions that help organize concepts so that they can be used more easily when trying to describe the unorderly and unrational universe.

As RNG said, they can't.

In some ways yes. But to say that doesn't mean I accept your implied axiom that the universe was "engineered" in the first place.

Nature didn't write anything. Nature is a not a sentient being that can "write" things. The genetic code exists because of billions of years of trial and (mostly) error.

They are not two separate things that developed independently. You can't have one without the other.

Nature didn't write anything. Nature is a not a sentient being that can "write" things. The genetic code exists because of billions of years of trial and (mostly) error......who/what promoted those trials and errors?
 

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Nature didn't write anything. Nature is a not a sentient being that can "write" things. The genetic code exists because of billions of years of trial and (mostly) error......who/what promoted those trials and errors?
Random thermal motion.
 
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Nature didn't write anything. Nature is a not a sentient being that can "write" things. The genetic code exists because of billions of years of trial and (mostly) error......who/what promoted those trials and errors?
No one "promoted" them anymore than anyone "promotes" water falling downhill.
 
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