Innovation and Speciation: pre-planning (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Friday, May 30, 2014, 23:34 (1270 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: So once more, why do you prefer preplanning and antedating the need (sea anemone's nervous system), which leaves us with The Unsolved Mystery of the Mosquito?

I admit that evoluton is a bush with many side inventions and I have suggested that nature requires a balance of the eaters and the eaten since life requires constent ingestion of energy. I focus on one issue. Why are humans here at the pinnacle of evolution? You keep focusing on how. As it is obvious, I don't really understand how, except I see purpose in exaptations, in developments that demands of nature didn't call for, and other developments which appear to prepare for humans. Why did only humans grow the huge brains, develolp bipedalism, marvelously dexterous hands. Nothing in nature demanded it. Yet it happened. If you can't see purpose why do I? Because it seems obvious to me.

dhw;So were they specially created, or pre-programmed in the first few forms of life, or did the intelligent mechanism which your God may have created respond to unprecedented changes in the environment, over a 50 million year period, with an unprecedented burst of inventiveness?

You are again skipping over the obvious abrupt appearance of these fully developed animals with a full complement of organ systems. From no where, from no precursors. Looks like preprogrqamming to me. It is definitely not Darwin theory.

dhw: But you HAVE specified how your God did it: according to you he pre-planned all the organs necessary for humans. It's your very specific interpretation of evolution, focusing on the human "line" and "no-idea"-ing the rest, that I'm questioning and to which I'm offering alternatives.

Your alternatives all question the purposeful appearance of humans. All I am doing is pointing out that humans are not necessary, but they are here, and I wonder why, and answer my wonder with a solution that makes sense to me.

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