The universe is complicated to the point where many people believe there must be some designer who created it. But certainly, God is extremely complicated, much more so then this universe by unimaginable factors, given that he is infinite and perfect.
If you can’t believe that this universe, whose complexity arises from a few fundamental forces (which we are now attempting to simplify further) and the complexity of life arises from a very well known mechanism (evolution), then how can you believe that an infinitely more complex entity with no known mechanism to bring it into existence must simply exist?
Say you journeyed to a part of the world where you are completely certain no humans have ever existed. An island, for example, which you have searched and can tell there are no traces of any human life there. You go to the middle of a field and find 10 leaves which are all in a perfect line on the ground. Is it rational to say that since there is no way that complexity could exist without a designer, there must be a mechanized robot with working treads powered by wheels powered by an engine powered by naturally occuring gasoline which has a computer circuit complicated enough to make it’s robot arm find and place 10 leaves in a line which simply has always existed, with no explanation, because it just has to in order for those 10 leaves to be in a line?
The answer is no. Of course not. Complexity, especially that which can be explained by a mechanism of non-chance (evolution is the opposite of chance) does not demand that there be a further super complex entity that doesn’t even have a mechanism to allow it to develop.
I’d like to know where this logical step came from.
Maybe I should add up front that if you define God as the thing that doesn’t need a creator or something like that, you are begging the question and assuming the conclusion.
Erm, I’m asking for logic here, by the way, not random assertions or “it just feels right.”