Natures wonders: how plants became carnivores (Introduction)

by dhw, Friday, February 17, 2017, 14:11 (1104 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: Only he could have worked out these methods of catching prey in order to balance nature to keep life going until he could produce humans.

DAVID: IM can be in two steps. Organisms try something and God steps in to correct if He feels He has to. We've covered this before. He has tight control.

dhw: So do you think the carnivorous plants and the frogs tried something and God was happy with it, or they tried something and God had to step in to correct their do-it-yourself efforts to catch their prey?

DAVID: The insect catchers have a complex mechanism. I doubt it could develop stepwise, I think god helped.

I have not denied that the mechanisms are complex and I have not suggested “stepwise”. God “helped” is a little odd. Presumably it means these plants and frogs had a great idea but couldn’t quite pull it off, so God stepped in to show them, because without their special methods of catching prey, there would be no balance of nature to enable life to go on so that he could eventually dabble with the brains of pre-humans.

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