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Why do I add the additional agent when the more simplistic natural explanation gets me to the same point far quicker and more easily, particularly when an agent seeding the universe leaves me standing on turtles?

This is one case where if Bryan decided to stop being disingenuous for a little while, what he genuinely believes would be a more understandable argument than the one he's making.

The "aliens did it" argument is rather nonsensical, since as you say it just pushes the question back another generation. Why isn't their DNA-equivalent natural?

On the other hand, "a magic invisible immortal immaterial superbeing did it" at least changes the question from "is DNA natural?" to "do you believe in leprechauns?" Sure, it's a bronze-age superstition, but at least the argument doesn't leave him exactly where he started.

- Gus
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