Innovation and Speciation:baleen whale feeding (Evolution)

by dhw, Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12:40 (158 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: Stage after stage and variation after variation: a shining example of evolution at work, as organisms adapt and innovate in their use of a new environment. I wonder which of the pre-whales and the variations you think your God preprogrammed or dabbled with before they entered the water as part of his quest to keep life going until he could fulfil his one and only goal of producing humans. As always, thank you not only for providing us with yet another fascinating example of life’s complexities, but also for your integrity in reinforcing the case against your own anthropocentrism.

DAVID: I don't know how much integrity. I view it as an unexplained wonder of complexification drive under the control of God.

“Unexplained” is the operative word. Whenever you offer us these wonders, they do explain why your own anthropocentric reading of God’s mind does not make sense to you. They therefore throw wide open the door to other possible interpretations of God’s motives and methods which you automatically reject even though you admit that they fit in with the history of life as we know it. Perhaps one day you will accept the possibility that what you call your “guess” – which has in fact established itself as a dogmatic belief – might even be less likely than other guesses.


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