Is there anything in the Universe that a human can describe as “without purpose”?;
That is The Question.
No, it would take the absence of purpose to say there is no God.
@T_aquaticus, what is circular is when you say that one cannot provide evidence for the spiritual, because you would accept as valid any evidence for the same.
What is circular is when one says that there is no purpose because there is no God, and there is no God because there is no purpose. See above.
What is circular is when one says that a species is fit because it is selected and selected because it is fit.
The intelligent species, homo species, is the result to a very long process of adaptation to the environment found on earth. It is expected that other intelligent life that may exist in our universe will develop on a similar planet under similar conditions. Indeed current thinking seems to justify my thinking that evolution is determined more by ecology than by genes.
My point is that God created humans by creating a universe with all the characteristics that intelligent beings, human or even non-human, need to develop and flourish. It would seem that humans would have more in common with non-human intelligent beings, than they would with other creatures of our own planet. In any case our lives are dependent on the mind that designed and shaped our universe.
In terms of the cards, certainly it is true that it a long time before you dealt enough hands to have enough to deal every possibility so it would seem that a perfect hand was dealt, however that is determined. However we cannot say when that hand will be dealt, whether the first or the last. We cannot be sure whether that hand will be dealt or not, if it is random.
When we play a card game we are not restricted to the “right” deal. Everyone plays the hand they are given with greater or lesser skill. This is the kind of a world we live, where chance plays a role, but God’s design is not dependent on random chance and neither is ours.
Language is not regular in that it is historically developed. It has its own rules which are often not regular. It has letters and words which are commonly used and others that are not. It evolves organically and haphazardly, not linearly.