Big space, little planet

I've been thinking. Again.

If the Christian god created the earth (Genesis 1), as did Allah of the Islam (Koran verse 7:54), and probably a host of other gods (all of them fake except 'the real one' of course), then there are a few weird things happening "around us". Science has shown us that the universe is pretty big.

In the words of Douglas Adams, from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

Mars is far away, Neptune is even further, and the next potentially habitable solar system is plenty of light-years away so we won't get there any time soon.

Now let's assume that this or that sky daddy created earth and put us on there. And this same sky daddy is paying attention to everything we do, ignoring a lot of the bad stuff he (indirectly?) inflicted on us (or he'd fix it, right?) And this god's full-time task is to baby-sit all the good (and less good) people of our little blue ball.

Why then is space so fringgin' big? We're having a hard time putting men on the moon and machines on Mars. I think the coming decades our solar system will be big enough for mankind to explore, if ever we make it to speeds that can get humans to places like Saturn or Neptune, and with enough safety not to get perforated with space particles and other fun stuff, and fix the problems in bones etc that happen from being weightless for so long.

So why make space such a big place? Does this or that god have a few other planets with life stashed away that he looks after as well as he does after earth? (A.k.a. let ebola and cancer rein, allow pollution and bad guys to do their dirty work, and so on?)

That's some pretty poor architecting, sky daddies.



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