What is our purpose in life?

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    I want you to write a computer program that writes a more complex computer program that keeps replicating itself and becomes more advanced and meaningful. To my knowledge, no one has been able to do it. The idea that a lizard rubbed its face on a rock or a tree and an eye popped out is rediculous because life and dna requires information. If I mixed up a dna sequence in some soup, who would arrange it? You? Design in dna requires a designer.
     
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    We derive meaning while we are here, by doing good.

    Where did you get the notion that our everlasting lives would be lived out in Heaven? That's not a Biblical teaching.
    Pace, do you think maybe you wouldn't be so skeptical of Christianity if you had a better grasp of it? :eusa_angel:
     
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    The entire thread is built upon a false premise. It's ridiculous. A monument to stupidity.
     
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    And yet eyes have been extremely complex and fully formed from the beginning. How do you explain that?
     
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    Evolution requires mutation. For every one mutation in the + column, or right direction, there would have been millions in the - column or wrong evolutionary direction. Where are all the fossil rejects?
     
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    What does it say?

    A distinction without a relevant difference.

    Well, we've only had computers for 50 years. I'm betting before another hundred go by (maybe 200) we'll have sentient computers.

    I don't disagree with the possibility of a designer, only that what we see is the natural result of a design built into it at its creation.

    It's stupid to contemplate our purpose in life?

    I don't because they weren't fully formed from the beginning.

    For one thing it isn't one to a million, closer to the other way around. How many normal babies are there for every mutant one. And the simpler the organism, the more likely a mutant is to be viable and/or an improvement. And as for the fossil record, essentially all extinct life forms were rejects.
     
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    Yet evolution does not explain the origin of life.
     
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    To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the women.

    -- Conan
     
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    I didn't say it was stupid to contemplate the meaning of life. I said contemplating the meaning of life is not, in this case, a religious discussion. I also said that the thread is based upon a false premise, i.e., that the life of the unspecified religious is about earning entrance into an afterlife.

    Read more carefully before you start yammering. You'll look less foolish.
     
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    All evolution says is that we didn't pop up out of the muck fully formed and that flies in the face of a literal interpretation of Genesis - Design in dna requires a designer.


    the two are not exclusive to a revisionist Genesis that already gives the purpose for the Spirit to survive its physiological presence ... as coincidentally I have considered myself pursuing as a DNA Engineer a possible endeavor in the Everlasting - with a purely selfless motivation. . :eusa_shifty:

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