I was planning to write a consise and insightful post on the concept of cause and effect, and then further describe necessary or sufficient causes. Sometimes in our desire to believe something, we want to ignore cause and effect.
But then, I remembered Carl Sagan’s description of cause and effect, re-read it, and it more than suffices to just quote him:
“Occationally someone remarks on what a coincidence it is that the Earth is perfectly suitable for life – moderate temperatures, liquid water, oxygen atmosphere, and so on. But this is, at least in part, a confusion of cause and effect. We earthlings are supremely well adapted to the environment of Earth because we grew up here. Those earlier forms of life that were not well adapted died......Organisms that evolve on a quite different world will doubtless sing its praises too.”
Now all that energy I was planning to spend writing that post on cause and effect can be saved and instead be used in something useful. Research perhaps.