LET ME TRY AGAIN!
If we start with the premise of a Creator god then it logically follows that what is created is in accord with self-approval. ("And he saw that it was good.")
If we start without the premise of a Creator god it logically follows that what exists follows no planned perfection at all. (Chaos)
Why? An orderly mind does not embrace chaos. In fact, chaos is the opposite of creativity, planning, order, symmetry and such!
While "nature" abhors the vaccum of mere nothing chaos is at least something.
Now, if we were to test both of the above premises as to the state of known reality, the question is: which fits best?
Judeo-christian scriptures propose to answer the puzzle of "Why isn't this the BEST of all possible created worlds?"
The answer it posits is that IT IS MAN'S FAULT! Why? God, the creator willed this to be the BEST but man interrupted!
Now with that firmly in mind we turn to a time BEFORE man was introduced into this world.
Over 30 million years earlier than man (according to natural science) the earth was itself teeming with multifarious lifeforms.
IF (notice the conditional use of the word?) IF--God intended the earth to be the BEST of all possible worlds---then, why were millions
of years pre-human existence devoted to creatures whose sole occupation was either hunting down and eating other creatures or avoiding that fate?
Would the BEST of all POSSIBLE worlds include: fangs, claws, savage attacks, flesh-ripping predations, pain, suffering, hiding, fear?
THIS TOPIC suggests the presence of such an ongoing chaotic bloodbath tends to logically REFUTE either one of two ideas:
to wit, either God did NOT intend the BEST of all POSSIBLE worlds
No supernatural orgins were connected to the slaughterhouse free-for-all of dinosaur days!
Who ate whom is beside the point. It was either by design and purpose or it was not.
If even a young child were to be caught instigating his pets to fight and eat each other that would mark the child as CRUEL and possibly sadistic.
How much more so GOD?
What kind of mind would produce a Madhouse subsumed in slaughter?
End of clarification.