Or, why is Michael Shermer so selectively skeptical?
As a software engineer I think in powers of two (and in French on occasion, just like David Berlinski, a secular Jew, with whom I had a wonderful conversation in French at BIOLA when his book, The Devil’s Delusion, was first released).
But I digress.
Click here for a discussion about the “Who designed the designer?” debate.
There is a very simple answer to this question. If time came into existence at the birth of the universe, its cause transcends time. It therefore has no past (a quality of time), and therefore no history. That which has no history has no point of origin, and therefore no designer.
But the real question is, Why are such people as Shermer so selectively skeptical? Shermer exhibits absolutely no skepticism concerning the hypothesis that random errors can accumulate to produce error-correcting digital code and the associated high-tech machinery.
This is, on its face, superbly irrational, and entirely unsupported by any evidence or reason.
Therefore I conclude that Shermer has abandoned reason, put his faith in miracles of his own choosing, and is not a skeptic at all.