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"It doesn't take a creator"

"We did it ourselves."

My point is, that with our advance in science and technology, that we are DESIGNING changes in various species, including our own; is this simple 'evolution' alone, or are we essentially on our way to becoming somewhat God-like 'creators' ourselves?

(Uh-oh, don't let the Vatican hear that! Or American Southern Baptists, either!!)

Where does purely natural evolution end, and active, interventionist design begin? You state that you and your children would have (or at least, the odds were in favor) died during birth 100 years ago, but you succeeded in giving birth, and surviving it. Where goes the credit? Accidental mutation, reactive evolution, or technical/scientiffic development, and their attendant 'creations'?

We are reaching the ability to move/manipulate individual atoms, and even subatomic particles will probably follow; this would lead to the ability for humans design/construct/create on such a scale. We are also advancing by leaps and bounds in machine-computing power and artificial intelligence...at some point, it is realistic that we will, ourselves, create intelligent, even sentient machine 'life'; what then will we be? Simply another link in evolution (hopefully, we will not be 'missing link'), or designers/creators?

'We did it ourselves'...WE; is that natural, responsive evolution, or was it done by OUR DECISION, and our DESIGNS? Aye, there's the rub!

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evolve/design? 316 scimitar 09-Jan-04 19:38
Re: evolve/design? 213 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 19:59
Re: evolve/design? 206 Kevin Kanada 09-Jan-04 20:25
Re: evolve/design? 194 scimitar 09-Jan-04 20:46
Re: evolve/design? 187 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 21:00
Re: evolve/design? 199 Kevin Kanada 09-Jan-04 21:31
Re: evolve/design? 180 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:50
Re: evolve/design? 190 Alex S 10-Jan-04 00:07
Re: evolve/design? 173 ArmchairObserver 10-Jan-04 05:38
Re: evolve/design? 197 scimitar 10-Jan-04 10:10
Re: evolve/design? 219 scimitar 09-Jan-04 20:30
Re: evolve/design? 173 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 20:44
Re: evolve/design? 188 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 21:14
Re: evolve/design? 193 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 23:40
Re: evolve/design? 147 Nebankh 10-Jan-04 13:20
Re: evolve/design? 185 scimitar 09-Jan-04 21:14
Re: evolve/design? 176 Mr. Hunter 09-Jan-04 20:53
Re: evolve/design? 220 scimitar 09-Jan-04 21:24
Re: evolve/design? 185 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:35
Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 192 truebeliever 09-Jan-04 21:53
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 200 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:59
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 192 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:06
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 182 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 22:10
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 207 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:14
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 183 truebeliever 09-Jan-04 22:12
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 149 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 22:53
Re: evolve/design? 161 fisherman 09-Jan-04 21:39
Re: evolve/design? 172 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 23:29
Re: evolve/design? 175 fisherman 12-Jan-04 16:32
Re: evolve/design? 211 Mr. Hunter 09-Jan-04 20:15
Re: evolve/design? 158 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 20:34
Re: evolve/design? 189 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 21:06
Re: evolve/design? 209 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:32
Re: evolve/design? 181 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:12
Re: evolve/design? 156 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 22:26
Re: evolve/design? 181 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:33
Re: evolve/design? 185 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:36
Re: evolve/design? 230 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 17:39
Re: evolve/design? 215 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 18:26
Re: evolve/design? 147 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 19:08
Re: evolve/design? 191 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 19:26
Re: evolve/design? 175 OakeyDokey 10-Jan-04 20:26
Re: evolve/design? 212 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 20:56
Re: evolve/design? 188 OakeyDokey 10-Jan-04 23:25
Re: evolve/design? 205 scimitar 10-Jan-04 22:34
Re: evolve/design? 185 Kevin Kanada 09-Jan-04 21:43
Re: evolve/design? 184 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:56
Re: evolve/design? 181 scimitar 09-Jan-04 22:04
Re: evolve/design? 171 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:43
Re: evolve/design? 182 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:41
Re: evolve/design? 216 nonconformist 09-Jan-04 20:41
Re: evolve/design? 195 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 20:47
Re: evolve/design? 184 Brew99 09-Jan-04 21:11
Re: evolve/design? 231 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:50
Re: evolve/design? 193 scimitar 09-Jan-04 21:39
Re: evolve/design? 174 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:56
Re: evolve/design? 175 Segestan 09-Jan-04 22:55
Re: evolve/design? 185 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 03:02
Re: evolve/design? 183 timewaster 10-Jan-04 03:47
Re: evolve/design? 170 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 04:08
Re: evolve/design? 208 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 19:12
Re: evolve/design? 180 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 19:27
Re: evolve/design? 216 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 19:36
Re: evolve/design? 186 timewaster 10-Jan-04 19:55
Re: evolve/design? 200 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 20:58
Re: evolve/design? 174 timewaster 10-Jan-04 20:02
Re: evolve/design? 177 wirelessguru1 11-Jan-04 03:38
Re: evolve/design? 190 scimitar 10-Jan-04 10:29
Re: evolve/design? 177 timewaster 10-Jan-04 19:50
Re: evolve/design? 177 wirelessguru1 11-Jan-04 03:48


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