capricorn wrote:But for the sake for discussion; How is a system that works, flawed? Is it because it takes billions of years to develop? In your mind, this is a flawed system, but for a supreme being ( not contained by the forces of space and time) it would be instantaneous.
Usually good design, especially where programming is concerned, minimizes waste. The Universe is a mind-blowingly wasteful system, so yes, from a design perspective I would say it is flawed.
Take a look into space, there are trillions upon trillions of useless and unused planets. So many extinct species, so much death, the whole system is based on the survival of one over the death, destruction, and suffering of another.
If you look for them, the flaws are everywhere. Of course, these may not really be flaws I may just be not seeing the bigger picture, but by every definition and reasoning I can think of there are things that could be done better, and with less waste.
capricorn wrote:If the whole purpose of the universe was to produce Chocolate Ice Cream then I would say that the laws that govern the Universe performed exceptionally well.
That's a very simplistic way to look at it. If I created an ice-cream making machine that was the size of Texas, simply just to produce a single cup of chocolate, you'd call me an idiot, and a terrible designer.
If millions had to die to make that ice-cream, you would throw the word "evil" into the mix too.
capricorn wrote:In the view of your "atheist multiverse theory", the entity in question could have setup the laws in this universe, lit the big bang fuse, stepped into another universe, waited 5 seconds, then returned to our universe... Wah-Lah! Chocolate Ice Cream.
Of course this is possible, I just don't think it's likely or necessary to assume this.
capricorn wrote:This universe is "programmed" for organization. Is that not an intelligent universe? A cosm that is extremely life friendly?
If indeed it is "programmed", but I don't think it is...
If there are indeed trillions (perhaps an infinite number even?) of Universes each with different laws, and modern science suggests this is likely the case, what are the odds none of these would be able to support life?
Personally, I have no clue, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me if in all that mess there was a place that was just okay enough for some form of intelligent life to survive and thrive.
"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."
- Sam Harris