Purpose and design (Evolution)

by BBella @, Saturday, April 08, 2017, 20:30 (833 days ago) @ David Turell

So your God did not say to himself: “I’ll design the weaverbird’s nest in order to provide energy to keep life going until I choose to produce humans.” He said: “I’ll design the nest so that the weaverbird can fit into its eco-niche and live its own lifestyle. Nothing more.” Thank you. Now the only open theistic question is whether God designed the nest or the bird designed it.

Slightly twisted interpretation. Something more: The nest fits into the concept of balance of nature supplying energy for life in evolution. Each eco-niche fills the balance. All I can say about your theistic question is God helped the bird with the design. The bird could not do it on its own.

What you are saying that you believe, David, is that God, through the bird's own consciousness, guided the bird to design this particular new type of intricate nest, correct? So that anyone observing this very first process of the bird building this new nest, would say, wow...look at that strange new type of nest that bird just built! Obviously you do not mean that God directly chose a particular bird and sent him to God's 'School for Nest Building', right?

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