||["] If life is 'meaningless' and the universe is mechanistic, then all things
are possible, all things are permissible, and there is no such thing as evil. [
" -- d]o you believe this?
In answer to your question: no, I don't believe that. To be honest, it sounds like the sort of theory concocted by either a) a shifty, immoral* fucker who wants to feel morally righteous in burgling your house, or b) a theist who is so offended at people not giving his God the time of day, that he wants to label them as all like person a).
Of science, quarks, etc: much like the Filthy Critic's movie, atoms have the magical ability to make no sense (as quarks, superstrings, etc) and yet still be entirely predictable (at atom level).
- The universe is insanely huge.
- Each molecule is individual, as is every atom that keeps its electrons to itself.
- There are no mechanisms for every molecule in the universe to simultaneously communicate with H.Q., no matter how far away from it they are, to ensure each molecule can be certain it's doing the right thing.
- You can write otherwise, but you can also write "This sentence is false.". Writing, like thought, is an abstraction free from logic and the basic rule of natural laws.
- Therefore, in my opinion/belief/faith, molecules are autonomous.
- Ergo, the universe is autonomous.
- There is no central overlord of creation, a.k.a. God in the Christian
branch of theism.
- With reference to point 1, there is ample room for all the billions of billions of possible transitions that don't end up with living beings who form societies, play music, throw frisbees, have unhappy marriage breakups, etc.
- We were lucky.
*: 'moral' being 'going along with society for mutual benefit' rather than 'appeasing my God'.
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