Logic and evolution (Introduction)

by dhw, Sunday, July 10, 2016, 13:22 (1081 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: Please tell me how the IM appeared, if not through God?

dhw: Already answered dozens of times, including the quote below: three hypotheses (top-down God, chance, bottom-up panpsychism), none of which I can accept.

DAVID: Is there anything you can accept?

Currently, I accept that there are different hypotheses concerning the origin of consciousness, and none of them are convincing enough for me to believe.

DAVID: But we see the evidence of intelligence, and I know you are unable to accept the logic that a planning mind is necessary to create the complexity in evidence.
dhw: Once again: I have accepted that logic for evolution, and have pointed out that there are TWO kinds of planning mind - God's and that of the organisms themselves.
DAVID: Did the very first cell have a planning mind?

If you believe the very first cell contained computer programmes to be passed on for every single innovation and natural wonder in the history of life (apart from those which your God dabbled), I'm surprised you can't believe that it might have contained a rudimentary form of intelligence. In my hypothesis, that intelligence evolved from the rudimentary to the complex as cells joined together, pooling information.

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