Debate:Was God not intelligent enough to create life on Mars as well as Earth?
Not a fair question. That's like asking "Was Mozart not intelligent enough to produce Bach's Tocatta and Fugue on his own?" Even if a god exists, his existence doesn't make it necessary for him to create every possible thing in every possible location. SEdwin 01:43, 4 June 2012 (EDT)
Agreed with SEdwin. The question implies that intelligence and intelligent creation requires creation life on Mars, which makes absolutely zero sense. There's no reason life needs to be created on Mars as well as on Earth. God could have reasons for creating life on one planet in the solar system and not on others, e.g. wanting it all in one place for easy travel and communication. But there's no reason to assume not creating it on other planets in the solar system means a lack of intelligence. Rather, the question shows fallacious, illogical thinking on the part of the questioner. --Jzyehoshua 17:07, 20 July 2012 (EDT)
He knows all. He knows that life on Mars and life on Earth would both wipe each other out, and nothing would live to be in His image. Deltaepsilon 21:54, 12 November 2012 (EST)
Hi—new conservative user here and very proud of it! :D Anyway, if I can inject my two cents into this issue, I would like to respectfully disagree with Deltaepsilon. Why would life on other planets, if created in God's image, by default kill each other? I can understand if our biology is so foreign and our languages are so incompatible with one another, a la the modern nihilistic scientists' view on things—but I have a more idealistic view of the universe, given the fact that I believe in God and that I believe He created life on other worlds as well as this one. If it was His intent that we eventually contact each other, He would facilitate such possibility, no? YoungAmericanPatriot 19:50, 21 February 2013 (EST)
Does not make any sense. As others mentioned, the question assumes that intelligence requires creation of life on Mars. Debate could be why did god not create life on Mars.--Maria O'Connor 22:33, 21 July 2013 (EDT)
A matter of timing and purpose
We don't know what God will do on his eighth day. The scriptures state that God rested on the seventh day, and is still resting on it. Therefore, who is to know what will happen on the eighth day? Maybe he will, maybe he won't. It isn't about God's intelligence or perceived lack of it, but our perception of from where we stand and what angles we see. If it is only the seventh day in God's eyes (Genesis 2:2-3) then it is very early in history of God's creative works. He even gave us the week to think about and the day off (the original weekend of the bible). We should probably focus now on surviving the end of this day, so that we may enjoy whatever new creations abound in the future.