Evolution and humans: all over Africa (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, October 02, 2017, 15:15 (2387 days ago) @ dhw

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.

dhw: 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?

DAVID: Obvious comment by me: monkeys in a zillion varieties did not improve their brain abilities. Our human burst did. Why the difference? Perhaps God at work.

dhw: I am not denying that the human brain has more abilities than the monkey brain. I am asking if your God allowed monkeys to do their own bursting, or did he have to organize a burst of monkeys in order to fulfil his purpose of producing the human brain? As for God at work, I’m pleased to see a little note of caution now, in the shape of a “perhaps”. And as for why the difference, yes indeed, why the difference between the weaverbird’s nest (which apparently only God could design) and the robin’s?

As usual you ask lots of questions for which there are no answers. All species (here monkeys) have radiations of varieties, a pattern of evolution in general. My 'perhaps' is a softened way of presenting God to you. As for birds nests they all differ in design by species. Our bluebird nests do not look like robin's nests, but in my view God may have helped in all the designs by helping with a simple pattern to start with. The weaver is beyond simple.

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