A week ago, Greer Heard hosted a debate on ‘God and Cosmology’ with the participants of William Lane Craig, Tim Maudlin, James Sinclair, Sean Carroll and Alex Rosenberg.
Without discussing the cosmology, Alex Rosenberg used evolutionary biology and the 2nd law of thermodynamics refuted all theists’ claims. His key argument is about the ‘first’ adaptation which must (no other way) arose from the blind random thermo motion of atoms, that is, with the Boltzmann Brains.
In science, there are two kinds of ‘proof’, the empirical (such as physics) and the logical (such as mathematics). The Boltzmann Brain is not supported neither by the empirical evidence nor by any logical deduction, and it is a pure speculation at this moment.
On the contrary, a much better scenario can be provided for the rising of the first adaptation.
One, the life is an information processing machine, that is, it needs a counting device (such as, counting straws, an abacus or a Turing computer).
Two, if a counting device (such as, Turing computer) is embedded in the fundamental particles (such as, proton or neutron), then the first adaptation can arise ‘intelligently’ by some information processing.
Although there is no empirical evidence thus far on this Turing imbedding thesis, it is fully supported by a ‘logical’ evidence, that is, both proton and neutron can be written as Turing machine by a mathematic ‘language’ (see, http://www.prequark.org/Biolife.htm ). Furthermore, this logical evidence is supported by a ‘Master Key’ principle. When a key can open one lock, it is no big deal. When the same key can open two different locks, it becomes a bit special. When that same key can open many different locks, it must be a kind of master key. When, that same key can open ‘all’ locks, it will be the ‘Master Key’.
This ‘Master Key’ principle is the litmus test for all theories. As great as the Standard Model is, it cannot open many known locks. With all the hypes for SUSY, it cannot open all known locks even if it were true. The more locks a key can open, the more true that key is. See https://tienzengong.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/natures-master-key-cuts-out-susy-the-undead/ for details.
Note: The videos of the debate are available at http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2014/04/15/talks-on-god-and-cosmology/