Cambrian Explosion: another article on early brains (Introduction)

by dhw, Sunday, November 22, 2015, 12:54 (1692 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: The limits are restrictions on the direction and extent of innovations.

dhw: Thank you for repeating part of my own argument. I take this as your acknowledgement that there are no guidelines as to how to invent the innovation, and so either the invention is 100% God's or 100% the organism's.

DAVID: We are at the level of guesswork. From our knowledge of epigenetics, I believe an organism can initiate change, but how much and how far is restricted, as noted above. I think we might agree.

If you agree that the invention is 100% God's or 100% the organism's, within the restrictions imposed by nature and the environment, then the “only” point of disagreement is your insistence that it is 100% God's because the organisms themselves are mere automatons obeying his instructions. That is the doggone dogma that has doggedly dogged us through dogfight after dogfight!

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