Wednesday, March 29, 2017

GODLESS WEDNESDAY: Opposition To Teleological Thinking

Today's Godless Wednesday post is based around a quote from the physicist Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1):
"The lack of understanding of something is not evidence for God. It's evidence of a lack of understanding."
An related phenomenon to what Prof. Krauss is talking about here is the tendency to teleological thinking. Teleology is the idea that the material world has a design and a purpose. It is often summarized with the  aphorism "Everything happens for a reason."

I disagree with these notions completely. Sometimes, things just happen.

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