Evolution and humans (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Friday, May 22, 2015, 18:35 (3200 days ago) @ dhw


> DAVID: 2) No, they didn't develop the powerful intellect we have.
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> dhw: Recent research suggests that they were far more sophisticated than had previously been believed, but 3) makes this response very confusing. - Yes more sophisticated than we had previously thought, but they did not become as advanced as we did and we won the competition.
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> DAVID: 3) Evolutionary attempts at advancement produced different types of Homo under God's guidance all probably branched from H. Erectus. I don't see why, except sapiens were the target and that was achieved. 
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> dhw: Here are three theistic alternatives: 1) God knew what he wanted, but couldn't work out how to do it; 2) God didn't know what he wanted, and made it up as he went along; 3) God left the inventive mechanism to do its own thing. (This would also explain the rest of the higgledy-piggledy process, including the weaverbird's nest.) Would you accept that all three hypotheses provide a rational explanation of the four groups?-You've left out a fourth possibility: God knew exactly what He wanted, but set up competition just to be sure He had the right formula for a human species survivorship of the type He preferred. I agree with you that your three are possible scenarios. I stick with my thesis that God worked through evolution (I don't know why) to achieve our species. Mine is a third way form of creationism, as I've said all along.


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