Does Nature have a preference for life to exist?

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    You hear all the time that people believe in a higher power but that he is an impersonal God who doesn't care what happens to us.

    But is that really what the data would suggest?

    So my question is... Does Nature have a preference for life to exist?

    I say, yes. Yes, Nature has a preference for us to exist.
     
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    Are you saying Nature is an intelligence then? Preference implies intelligence of some sort.
     
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    Yes, preference does imply intent and intent implies intelligence.

    I am saying that there is intelligence behind the Laws of Nature because there is a preference and an intent to create intelligence.
     
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    Are you asking about being born with a genetic code that determines how long we live?
     
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    Not at all. I am talking about the laws of nature which predestined beings that know and create to eventually arise given enough time and the right conditions.

    And all of the other biological laws that are required for intelligence to evolve.
     
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    What makes you say nature has a preference for life to exist? So far the existence of life appears to be a rarity; only 1 planet we know of contains it. Admittedly, humanity has an extremely limited amount of data to draw conclusions from, but what we do have indicates that the universe is largely inimical to life.
     
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    Are those laws required for intelligence to evolve, or are they only required for intelligence as we know it?
     
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    What biological laws are you talking about?
     
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    I feel like I’ve just stepped into the twilight zone. lol
     

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