Convoluted human evolution:Red Deer Cave people (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, December 19, 2015, 15:40 (702 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Remember all this profuse shower of pre-humans occurred 6-8 million years ago. I view it like a Cambrian explosion of hominins, supported by my thought that the challenges presented by nature at that time, or since, did not require that it was 'necessary' for humans to ever appear.

dhw: I have reproduced the whole of my argument, since your response misses the point that the diversity of hominins runs COUNTER to your proposal that God planned homo sapiens all along. ....If his purpose was to create homo sapiens, why did he create homo australopithecus/habilis/erectus/ denisovan/neanderthalensis? If you don't know, once more you can hardly say the explosion supports your contention that they all served your God's purpose of producing ONE species.

You have missed the point: the Cambrian was a shotgun mechanism going off in all directions and produced the helter-skelter bush of animal life. The hominin explosion was the same sort of mechanism to produce the best form of human. God follows pattern development in evolution, a point I've made before. This raises a consideration you will accept: perhaps God had an endpoint in humans, but had to develop it through evolutionary experimentation since He is a 'process type' of God, not as totally all-powerful as religions like to represent. Frankly, I don't know. I accept the God I see through His works, which is what religions claim, but then they go to idealistic extremes.

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