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Well, I’m back again… I’m not sure where to start… But I do see many places where we agree… That is good to know, and it helps us build trust in each other as we explore the areas where we differ… and those areas, the differing areas, offer us the greatest potential for learning.

The wild pigs article is another example of the ways mankind changes things, think the changes will be beneficial, only to discover down the road there are unanticipated and undesirable side effects. In the case of the pigs, there may be no way to revert to the pre-pig condition… But as I said in my piece, “What a Piece of Work is Man!”…

We introduce one marvelous gadget and potion after another; and when we discover unanticipated and undesirable side effects from our inventions we devise yet another new thing as the remedy.

We very rarely think of backing up… We just put one band-aid on top of another.

You say…

If we can pull back far enough to see the whole universe as being created by an awesome God (capable of creating a well-balanced universal system), we can start to see some purpose.

I think looking at the whole is always a good idea, even when there are things to be learned by looking at minutia… It’s always good to consider the whole system.

I wonder, if WE can “…see the whole universe as being created by an awesome God (capable of creating a well-balanced universal system)…”, then can other creatures see things in the same way?

I wonder… Do we need to see a well-balanced universal system as having been created by an awesome God in order to appreciate the merits of the balance we see?

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