Monday, August 1, 2016
How Would You Answer Jerry Coyne?
The atheist, biologist, and hard determinist Jerry Coyne asked this question today on his website:
Jerry Coyne: "If you were asked to explain to someone, say an open-minded person you’d just met, why you’re an atheist,
and were limited to at most three sentences,
what would you say?"
Wouldn't the most reasonable answer be--if one is a determinist:
"I had no choice
because it was determined by the cosmos, the laws of physics, etc. that I must be an atheist,
exactly like it was determined by the cosmos that some humans must be theists."
According to biologist Jerry Coyne, God doesn't exist because
#1 of "lack of evidence"
#2 of "evidence against the idea of God...existence of undeserved evil..."
For free will theists out there--those who think all human do have a choice--what would you say to Jerry Coyne
as to why you think God is real?
What would you tell Jerry Coyne, Sam Harris, and other determinists,
why you think that all humans
do have moral choice and creative ability?
In the Light,