Evolution, survival and adaptation (Evolution)

by dhw, Saturday, September 30, 2017, 13:20 (596 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: I've not changed and neither have you. Balance of nature is absolutely necessary to produce the human brain, exactly to keep solve the issue of 'life goes on' by providing the necessary energy supply.

dhw: And so your all-powerful God could not have provided the necessary energy supply to produce the human brain without preprogramming/dabbling the poisonous moths and frogs, the weaverbird’s nest, the eight stages of whale, the monarch butterfly’s life cycle, plus all the innovations, lifestyles and natural wonders that no longer exist. And this makes sense to you?

DAVID: The brain is the current endpoint of evolution. The possibility of a 'show' is your side issue. I see God full of purpose, not theatrics, which might be a favorite subject of yours as a playwright.

dhw: What purpose? All you offer is H. sapiens’ brain! (You did once mention a desire to communicate with us, but that became a problem with our interlocutor being hidden.) I have suggested purposes for individual organisms and for your God producing the whole bush of evolution AND the human brain. You wrote: “We don’t know if he is watching, but since he is in charge, I’m sure he is. Why create and not watch the outcomes?” And you conceded that this must mean he is interested. If this doesn’t suggests a show of some kind, perhaps you will tell us what other purpose you think he had in creating the higgledy-piggledy bush of a billion and one organisms, lifestyles and wonders, including the brain of Homo sapiens, while remaining hidden and watching with interest.

DAVID: Your confusion about my theory is that you refuse to recognize that evolution takes time and must be supported during the long periods. There must be a balance of nature to provide energy for life to continue to evolve. God uses evolution in all He does. That is what history tells us. I really don't delve any deeper. I'm satisfied with how all of that fits together. I'm sorry you don't see the connections.

I recognize that evolution has been going on for billions of years, and that it couldn’t continue if it couldn’t continue. How does that make the brain of H. sapiens the purpose of the eight stages of whale, the weaverbird’s nest, the monarch’s migration, the frog’s poison, and every other innovation, lifestyle and natural wonder you can think of? The problem is that the deeper we delve, the more disconnected your hypothesis becomes. I notice you are also avoiding the subject of purpose, which you were so keen to push before. But perhaps you are right not to delve. When people are satisfied, perhaps one shouldn’t question their beliefs. And yet Dawkins is another who seems to be satisfied with how it all fits together, but you don’t hesitate to delve.

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