To me to say there is no god/gods is much more "supernatural" than an intelligent design explanation due to the complexity of life. The amount of luck it would take to get everything just right is not logical to me.
Junebug, I don't understand how you can say that after all the arguments you have been a part of here at WWGHA.
Everything is not just right. You put the cart before the horse. We study so much of our universal environment where humans cannot exist (like almost the entire universe). Look how much of the earth is ocean but humanity cannot exist underwater. We study so much of the human body showing unnecessary organs, functions, etc. It is sad how many people continue to think that God put the earth at the right distance from the sun or we would not have survived after he made us. Do you not, after spending so much time here, test the view in your own mind that everything "is" because
of the way everything "is" , not by any previous design?
The reason we evolved the way we are is from the vast, step by step "experimentation" of time, positive and negative charges, oily pools and lipids and proteins over the entire earth, leading to simple celled things that became plants that became simple animals that became each species leading to humans (maybe I should have said, leading to dolphins
). It is sad that a non existing hard to define" being" gets the credit for what has been developed by natural forces on this planet over a heluva lot of time.
And, IMO, that takes nothing away from the beauty of this natural system. In fact, it makes it that much more cool, doesn't it?
edit: here's an article about legumes that "fix" the nitrogen in the air using bacteria http://seattletilth.org/learn/resources-1/almanac/october/octobermngg
- can you look at that as a natural outcome of evolution instead of a design by a "being"?