Cambrian Explosion: more early brains (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, November 13, 2015, 03:03 (1606 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: But no, it's not my leap of faith. I offer it as an alternative to your computer/dabbling hypotheses.[/i]

David: I'm sorry but I don't see it as an alternative. It strains my credulity. A brain is too complex even in the Cambrian to appear without prior planning by a very developed intellect.

dhw: So that's one of three hypotheses that strain the credulity. A good reason for turning to agnosticism.

To the contrary, you are the one straining my credulity. that Cambrian brain requires intellectual planning.


Bbella: I would have to agree with you here, David. But, as you know, I just happen to believe the "very developed intellect" that planned and created it was an older race of beings that was at one time considered gods by humans.

DAVID: I know your theory.

dhw: And it is no more and no less fantastic than all the other hypotheses, but as we have said before, it only sets the mystery back one stage further: what gave rise to us/to the older race of beings/to whatever gave rise to the older race of beings?

And you have no explanation for cellular intellect, which you agree 50/50 on a chance basis, might not exist at all. But I remember you keep offering the possibility that God did it. Why is that? Open mind? Incredulous at all possibilities? I know: picket fence.


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