Post Number:#16 April 18th, 2010, 1:48 pm
Jester Gren wrote:While I have no real quarrel with your argument, the "chance faeries" take just about as much to believe in as the "cause faeries," as neiher have any real backing besides assumption.
1. The deliberate, uncaused-cause primary mind model doesn't require a logical absurdity (infinite regress, something-from-nothing, something causing itself).
2. For chance to be responsible for the telelogical order we see, one requires infinite instances (occam "entities") of "just so" chance, whereas teleology from deliberacy requires only one instance (entity) of an orchestrating mind.
The universe without teleology is highly non-parsiminous; the better explanation via Occam's Razor is god.