Natures wonders: Saharan ants survive heat (Introduction)

by dhw, Thursday, April 14, 2016, 15:53 (1502 days ago) @ David Turell

David's comment: My usual question. If the hairs did not develop their shape quickly, how did the ants survive the heat to conduct their lives, while the shape was refined?

I'm not sure if you wouldn't regard this as adaptation rather than innovation, but in the wider context, the same “usual question” arises: do the cell communities take their own decisions? I agree that the ants would have had to develop their shape quickly. What does that mean for you? That God intervened and did a twiddle? God had preprogrammed the hairs 3.8 billion years ago? All for the sake of humans? Or is it possible that God did not do any “guiding”, but invented a mechanism that enabled some organisms to make changes to themselves in response to changing environmental conditions?

Another revealing post. Thank you.

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