Innovation and Speciation: pre-planning (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, May 26, 2014, 20:26 (1396 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Why should not "spraying inventions in every direction" denote that all these life forms arose without any overriding purpose, simply for their own sake, with the sea anemone going its own way to serve its own ends, just as every other form of life has gone its own way, including ourselves, our contemporary species, and their and our predecessors? Once again, may I ask why it is so important to you to read this anthropocentric purpose into your God's mind, whereas otherwise you always warn us NOT to impose our ideas on him?

I think because of the surprising result. Scientient beings in a universe that otherwise has no one else wondering why? We are extremely unique, with no demonstrable need to force us to be produced. Just a fluke of luck I guess. Just a flip of the coin. It still reeks of purpose to me.

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