Evolution and humans: all over Africa (Evolution)

by dhw, Sunday, October 01, 2017, 13:30 (72 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID’s comment: In my view the burst of human development all over Africa can be the result of a direction by God. No other branch of primates did that.

dhw: I’m pleased to see that it “can be the result”, rather than “must”. It “can” also be the result of convergent evolution, with your God leaving it all to an inventive mechanism that exploits opportunities in similar environments. There are over 260 species of monkey. Why do you think your God organized such diversity among these primates? It used to be believed that monkeys also originated in Africa, but new evidence suggests that perhaps they originated in Asia. Like humans, they seem to have sprung up all over the place. All very strange, if God’s prime purpose was to produce the brain of Homo sapiens.

DAVID: The burst of monkeys only created monkeys. The burst of hominins created the human brain, the most complex organ on Earth. Obviously God's purpose.

So why the burst of monkeys? Or are you agreeing with me that your God allowed monkeys to do their own bursting? Or are you suggesting that only a burst of monkeys could have kept life going until your God could fulfil his purpose of producing the human brain?

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