It's not unbelievable. It just doesn't appear to be true.I'm not one of those people who believes in a strictly literal interpretation of the book of Genesis, but what is so unbelievable about the prospect of a creative intelligence?
The answer to all of these questions is yes. But a mortal alien species being ultimately responsible for our existence is far from the same thing as a magic god. The same rules that apply to us would apply to those aliens, and nothing would suggest them as some kind of moral authority. But again, there's no evidence to support such a notion. It is merely a possibility, but does not distinguish itself as likely.We have evolved and are still evolving, are we not?
Isn't it possible that life exists (or has existed) on other planets? There are trillions of them after all, many of them just like ours.
Isn't it reasonable to assume that the life on other planets has also evolved or is still evolving, just like us?
Isn't it reasonable to assume that life on other planets could have evolved into something that is beyond our understanding?
If you could create life, would you? We already can create and manipulate life, and we are little more than primates dragging our knuckles through the mud.
Isn't it fair to assume that another being with the ability to create life would use that ability?
As above, none. But we're not just talking about possible and impossible. We're talking about likely.I know, there are multiple conclusionary leaps involved here, but which part is absolutely unbelievable? Which part is arguably impossible?
Attempting to paint science as extremist is a fundamental misunderstanding of basically everything going on here. Go back to the beginning. This is not a philosophical debate. It is a debate of fact vs fantasy.I don't agree with Ham's vision of the universe, nor do I agree with Nye's, but it's hard to find common ground when you are arguing from the two extreme ends of the debate.