Re: [asa] On the Barr-West exchange and ID/TE

From: Murray Hogg <>
Date: Mon Nov 16 2009 - 15:37:22 EST

Dehler, Bernie wrote:
> For example, if you could build a simulation of a computer chip, see its flaws, then repair the flaws for a better version (getting the bugs out via simulation), why would you even bother building the flawed version of the chip?

Because companies do what is most cost effective - that's why every company (including Intel) sends product to market without ensuring that product is 100%.

So to make the "God would not create a flawed universe" argument work, it needs to be shown that there is no more "cost effective" way for God to bring about his creative intent.

This doesn't mean simply pointing to purported flaws in this universe and asserting that God could have eliminated them - that's precisely the point in question.

It does mean demonstrating that a universe lacking such flaws is not only logically possible BUT also in keeping with God's intent for creating a universe in the first place.

Tricky proposition, I should have thought.


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