Innovation and Speciation: pre-planning (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Thursday, May 22, 2014, 21:43 (1373 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Or do you insist that every innovation leading to speciation (including those that have not survived) was part of your god's plan to produce humans?[/i]

DAVID: What is unreasonable is to conclude that a chance process could do what was done and created. The complexity of a single cell, I believe, could not be the result of chance.[/i]

dhw: Aw shucks, David, the issue here is not chance but the idea that the sea anemone's nervous system was "in advance of the need" and was part of God's "pre-planning". ......Don't you think this anthropocentric view of evolution is going just a bit too far?

It depends on your point of view. Somehow or other we got from the first single-celled life to complex 'us'. Of course everything needed had to be developed in something living, that is how evolution creates complexity. I simply ask, did complexity develop through chance. Were we predestined? Or are we here by chance? I know how much you doubt chance.

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