“God did it” doesn’t even qualify as a hypothesis.
hypothesis | hīˈpäTHəsəs |
noun (plural hypotheses | -ˌsēz | )
a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation: professional astronomers attacked him for popularizing an unconfirmed hypothesis.
• Philosophy a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth.
- There’s no evidence at all, limited or otherwise.
- There’s no expectation of, or even room for, further investigation.
- It’s not only assumed to be true, it’s outright insisted.
The Buddha taught the opposite of evolution. Rather than evolving from ape-like creatures, we instead devolved from god-like beings of a higher realm. If the Buddha is truly the awakened one, might he know better than Western scientists, none of whom were around to witness the dawn of man?