Purpose and design (Evolution)

by Balance_Maintained @, U.S.A., Monday, April 24, 2017, 00:11 (819 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: The weaver bird bird belongs to an eco-niche that supplies food to someone, and eventually some of what is eaten becomes our food. We do eat that bird nest.

DHW: So humans would not have had food if the weaver bird had stuck to an ordinary common-or-garden nest instead of your God teaching it to tie complicated knots. Yeah, yeah, God moves in mysterious ways…

The weaver bird is part of the food cycle by spreading seed through its dietary habits. That is why it is there. It's nest is likely for ITS benefit, not ours. After all, most weaver birds do not live in the U.S. They live in areas where there are far more predators, poisonous snakes, and other deadly threats that they must protect against. This is why I do not view EVERYTHING as a route to humanity. Some things are done strictly for the benefit of the creature in question. However, just because the bird's nest is not strictly for humanity's sake, the bird itself DOES fill a vital role in keeping the earth alive, and thus, giving the bird a means to stay alive does fall into the larger category of benefiting humanity specifically and all life in general.

What is the purpose of living? How about, 'to reduce needless suffering. It seems to me to be a worthy purpose.

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