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

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Date: Mon Nov 16 2009 - 16:16:02 EST

Quoting "Dehler, Bernie" <>:

> I don't know what a Minkowski diagram is, and it doesn't matter. My question
> is, if God knows everything, even the future, then why live it out?
> 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?

On the other hand wouldn't watching a "flawless" (whatever that means)replay of
a scenario suffer the same criticism of supposedly being boring to God?

I've never completely understood this criticism. So am I supposed to find a
piece of music boring to listen to if I've heard it before and know how it plays
out? I don't. Am I supposed to find chemistry class boring because I know what
students need to learn each year (the same rudimentary fundamentals) and each
year, students learn those things? I enjoy watching my student progress even
though I already "know" the outcomes in general and the points they will
struggle at in general. I allow myself into their world looking at the subject
matter through fresh eyes and enjoy it along with them when the light bulbs come
on about how things relate. Why is God supposedly not able to enjoy us in the
same way only even better? If free-will was proven to not exist (courtesy of
LaPlace's demon) then your hangup might be more understandable, but it isn't.
In fact determinism seems to be six feet under at this point.


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