Evolution took a long time; catagorizing econiches (Introduction)

by dhw, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 14:15 (14 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID’s comment: Long ago I noted that basic designs were set up at the start of multicellular life. Our skeletons compare easily to lizards. All lizards are similar and adapt to different environments. Viewed this way evolution doesn't look quite so bushy. God set up a simple path to follow in the beginning.

Frankly, I don’t find it surprising that particular organisms are suited to particular environments. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t survive. I do find it surprising that the billions of organisms, lifestyles and natural wonders extant and extinct finding their own niches should somehow be regarded as providing evidence that “God set up a simple path to follow in the beginning”. It looks to me as though organisms found their own paths as and when they emerged from earlier forms of life into ever changing environments, thereby creating an ever changing bush.

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