Think of it this way. The person making the argument is saying that life is so unlikely, i
> Think of it this way. The person making the argument is saying that
> life is so unlikely, it must have been designed to happen. Point out that
> if life didn't happen, that there'd be no life around to marvel at how
> unlikely it is. The fact that we're here and living may be unlikely, but
> it's the only possible universe that life can percieve.
I've had this argument with Christian friends, and I always ask them to
imagine a lifeless planet, covered with only rocks and mud. One of the
rocks turns to it's neighbour and says "It's hardly surprising that
there's no life at all on this planet, is it?" The other rock says
nothing, because rocks can't talk.
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