In response to this post rich says:
It’s a bit like looking at a clock for a tenth of a second and lamenting you’ve witnessed no hours. Did you expect to?
To which WJM responds:
what I’m lamenting is not that we do not see hours pass on the clock, but rather, I’m lamenting the faith-based, infinite credulity and certitude expressed by those that have looked at “the clock” for a 10th of a second (as you say) and have extrapolated that into virtual certainty that “the clock”, over time, came into being by chance and natural forces and through those processes developed all the different kinds of functional, accurate time pieces found on Earth.
Even when there is no evidence obtained in that 10th of a second to believe that chance and natural forces are capable of creating a single clock.
And yet, that which is known to regularly create a wide variety of functioning clock-like mechanisms is dismissed out of hand.
That is what we call “selective hyper-skepticism” combined with “selective hyper-credulity”