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As an atheist, I find it very easy to swallow that the earth does indeed need to have very particular environmental "settings" for life to exist. This is why life does not exist on the other planets in our solar system--at least not in a way that we are able to recognize and is likely fairly rare in the universe. Not because some holy being set the knob at a certain setting but because the astronomical phenomena that created the planet had to happen in a very particular way for there to be a mix of carbon, water, oxygen etc. that supported life.
I agree with you scottmil on your earlier entry about the existential component of this issue although I would argue a simple premise that humans are in large part good. Yes we do incredibly horrible things and perpetuate horrendous calamity on the planet but as individual beings I believe we are larely good. And for the sake of that goodness I will continue to fight for a just, beatiful, and loving life on this planet. It all may prove futile in the end--ie, humans' time on this planet may be nearly done but I will continue to fight as much for the plants and animals that we take down with us as for the generations that come next. It is only human and I believe our humanity is largely in tact only clouded by consumerism.
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