Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Take that pudding away!

Miracle: An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God:

I was explaining to an atheist that the Singularity is perhaps the greatest and most obvious working definition of a miracle that the human race will ever find. Literally out of nothing, before space, before time, before matter, before energy and most importantly before the laws of science came into being, matter and energy and space and time were formed. Before the laws of physics were in place nature itself was organised into a life supporting universe. This all took place prior to 10 ^ -43 seconds.

Even according to science itself, the singularity is a miracle.

Her response? “No it isn’t.”

And with that she moved on. Deep thought, that one.

What’s this got to do with pudding? I thought you’d never ask. Today at the fair there is a pudding competition. In the final round there are three puddings, one vanilla pudding, one banana cream pudding and one chocolate pud . . .

Atheist Judge: “No that’s not correct. There are only two puddings in the competition.”

Me: “But there are three dishes of pudding right there on the table - one vanilla, one” -

Atheist Judge: Takes the dish of chocolate pudding and throws it in the garbage. “There are only two puddings in the competition.”

Me: “That’s not fair. You just arbitrarily removed one of the puddings from the competition.”
Atheist Judge: “I see no evidence of three puddings.”

Me: “You just threw the evidence away.”

Atheist Judge: “No I didn’t.”

Me: “YES! You did!”

Atheist Judge: “I see no evidence of anything other than two puddings. Let’s get on with the show.”

5 comments:

PersonalFailure said...

False analogy. You could simply reach into the garbage, pull out the third pudding and prove the existence of the third pudding.

Makarios said...

Hey! PF! Good to hear from you. No matter what someone pulled out of the garbage, atheists would just deny its relevance and say, “Chocolate doesn’t qualify as pudding.”

Who decides? Why, atheists of course.

Chris Mackey said...

Your strawman reminds me of talking to people who don't accept evolution.

Gorth Satana said...

Is this another "not yet understood" equals "miraculous" post in disguise?

Tristan Vick said...

Your concept of the big bang and your notion of creation ex nihilo is lacking in the up to date cosmological facts.

For your consideration: http://advocatusatheist.blogspot.com/2009/11/universe-from-nothing.html