I defend Kyupol all the time against that sort of foolishness, if you did that to him as well you should be ashamed. No one “earns” stroppy, childish, personal attacks in this forum. That sort of thing isn't welcome anywhere here, no matter who it's aimed at.
If you're interested in the concept of an artificially created Earth, you should read Pratchett's early novel “Strata” in which he outlines the whole idea a bit more thoroughly, but in a SciFi genre rather than a fantasy one.
The “god as a scientist” mode is closer to the idea that the catholic church currently officially follow: the universe was created with the big bang etc, but there was and always has been a god in the works observing and helping with a keen interest in humanity.
He can and did earn that treatment, judging by the number of other people who think his posts are ridiculous. Every other post me makes is about some outlandish conspiracy theory. I don't even yell at him anymore because everyone else has already done it, it's easier to just ignore him. If you keep saying ridiculous things then people stop liking you, and when they don't like you there's very little motivation to be nice.
If I get my hands on it I'll definitely read it. I love Terry Pratchett's work.
That theory really makes sense. More sense than creating everything to always exist.
As for creating the Earth, he could have been working on any number of ‘day’ schedule. In our own solar system there are tons of planets with longer days than we have. And it's hard to explain subatomic physics and the true nature of reality to that kind of society. Hell, it's hard to explain them to our
society, and even still we don't have all of the answers.
I'd get on better with god if he didn't keep changing his mind all the time
Well, the real words of God have been twisted and diluted so much by human interference and those trying to use it to their own gains. Hell, when we die God will probably either be a vengeful deity who is outraged at our ridiculous beliefs, or he'll be like some cool guy who loves everyone and is proud of what we all learned about the world.
I kind of think vengeful God would be funny in a really unlucky sort of way. "What the hell is all this evolution nonsense? You seriously thought those dinosaur bones were real? You humans are all idiots, and I think it was about time
for that apocalypse."