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I mean, our brains are only so big. Sure we are capable of so many neat things... but is it reasonable to think that because there is SO SO SOOOOO much in the natural world that we just don't understand that is just shockingly complex and beautiful, then that's proof that a higher power must have created all this?
I've met a few people in my family and friend circle who have admitted they think this way. For example, I have a second cousin who openly admits that when he studied biochemistry in college, it actually did a lot to strengthened his belief in God. All the thousands of intricate, complex signaling cascades that occur in every one of our cells all the time... be believes only a God could have come up with stuff like that.
Of course, I'm not going to tell him what to believe!! I don't think he's being reasonable about this point, but it's also none of my business. I know this is a very personal matter for him, and only him, to decide. But I can't help looking at it differently. I think that if we can't comprehend something... well, that only means that we can't comprehend it. And even more: I really do not believe that humans even CAN understand everything (as we are right now). Heck, I have trouble remembering where my keys are most mornings!!
My cat is sitting on my desk next to me right now... there is NO WAY that my cat can understand how a car works - and he is scared of moving cars. His little brain just can't handle that, but that doesn't mean there is a kitty God out there somewhere making our cars move. It's pure mechanics - we understand how cars work very well. Sure, we're a whole lot smarter than a cat, but we have limitations too.
Do you think it's possible that there are purely rational, scientific explainations for everything... but humans might just never be able to get it?
I've been wondering what other people think about this question. And please believe that my intention is not to stir the pot or hurt anyone's feelings. I'm genuinely curious, and it's okay if you don't see things the way I see them. We can disagree without making it nasty.
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