An Idea I Had
I don't know if this is a common line of thought or I'm just stating the obvious but here goes:
I see a lot of theists arguing that the chance the us (Humans) could exist in the universe is so astronomical that there must be a God that helped us out.
Here is my question. Wouldn't ALL intelligent species that evolved in the universe think that they were extremely lucky?
My idea is that, regardless of whether we - humans - are the only intelligent life in the universe (highly unlikely imho), wasn't intelligent life bound to happen eventually if science tells us anything? Even if the chances are very low it has to happen some time by laws of chance. Even extremely pessimistic estimates of alien life do not postulate that we are unique.
And wouldn't that intelligent life think "Wow, that we even exist is a huge stroke of luck, maybe there is something more to this? Maybe a God exists?". Especially before they understand the world around them through science.
This is exactly what creationists say, but my argument is that ALL intelligent species WOULD think that, since they have no contact with alien (to them) life.
It's not unlikely that we exist at all, it had to happen eventually. Since we have no frame of reference of how much life similair to us exists in the universe of course we assume we're the only ones. Our survival of the fittest mentality also makes us arrogant.
It's just another way for us to say "We're the center of the universe", since that actual theory has been disproven. Does that make sense?
We're not unique, we have just assumed we are since we don't have hard evidence to the contrary.
Secularist, Atheist, Skeptic, Freethinker