Against intelligent design

All the works and all the productions of nature are really made by necessary and accidental causes, which are blind and completely deprived of Reason. These works and productions do not at all demonstrate or prove the existence of a sovereign intelligence or consequently, the existence of a god who made them as we see them.
It is therefore absurd and ridiculous to say or think that printed characters, ink and paper, which have no movement in themselves, could arrange and bind themselves so well together that they could make a book.
The above are wise words by Jean Messlier

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

32 thoughts on “Against intelligent design

  1. Oh no no! These creations absolutely demonstrate intelligence far beyond the human type you and I have!
    It’s actually the most dangerous threat to our species, the threat of AI.
    Take this as an example –
    – one computer with a truly general AI, one that could plan and reason within its own parameters, could do in ONE MONTH, what every scientist and great thinker on Earth could do in TEN THOUSAND YEARS!

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      But entirely bereft of passion – could a passionless entity, AI or otherwise, paint a Van Gogh?

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      • They very well could paint such a picture .
        I don’t think that you’ve quite understood AI (a ‘general AI’, that can do everything we do, trillions of times faster etc). (An AI machine the size of a basketball court could compute everything, every possible simulation until the end of time!
        Such an AI could do everything any artist has done – and do it better, without fault literally for eternity!
        BUT, I do agree that there is something utterly human about art, and a machine might never be able to create that!
        I will fight against those robots with you, in WW3 lol


        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I will fight against those robots with you, in WW3 lol” – You got it – except for the cute ones, like R2D2 – right after I finish fighting the theists.

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    • makagutu says:

      Would that computer plug itself to a power source?

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      • We would like to think that we’ve controlled them, but, being incredibly more intelligent an us, they will find a way to connect to our internet (they’re already in it!)…and then….our downfall.
        The source of power is what sources every teen girl and boy in their Instagram accounts! The more people that look at these young, stupid people, the more undying followers they have!
        Once a self-planning, self-governing computer system (AI) becomes even somewhat viable. our world as civilians comes to an end!
        To answer your strange question (are you in the CIA, that’s the sort of question they’d ask ,believe me, I know!)
        Your CIA has NO IDEA about the tech that will bring your country down….oh boy you’re in for some shite! Boy oo
        Any AI clever enough to plan, would build its own power source……to answer the question originally posted in the comments! lol


    • john zande says:

      Awesome… Let us release this creature! We need a hand.


  2. archaeopteryx1 says:

    which are blind and completely deprived of Reason.” – Sounds like some theists I know —


  3. Wise words indeed. Here are a few others: “Don’t eat onions just before a date.” Curly Howard, circa 1939


  4. john zande says:

    Heathen! Are you doubting Aquinas?

    “We see that things which lack knowledge, such as natural bodies, act for an end, and this is evident from their acting always, or nearly always, in the same way, so as to obtain the best result. Hence it is plain that they achieve their end, not fortuitously, but designedly. Now whatever lacks knowledge cannot move towards an end, unless it be directed by some being endowed with knowledge and intelligence; as the arrow is directed by the archer. Therefore, some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed to their end; and this being we call God.”

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