Natures wonders: ants farm fungus for food (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 00:27 (849 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: You have forgotten the big 'if'. IF God gave an IM to organisms it would have guidelines. It is a theoretical consideration. There may be no IMs!

dhw: How often do I have to repeat that it is a hypothesis, like your divine 3.8-billion-year computer programme or divine private tuition for weaverbird nests. But if God gave organisms autonomous intelligence, it would not need guidelines. You now say your God would not have “guided” the bird to tie the knots, so what “guidelines” do you envisage, or do you now agree that the bird may have designed its own nest?

The IM is a very tenuous hypothesis, somewhat possible, never probable. I don't know exactly how God instructed the weaverbird, but He had to based on the complexity of the knots. Envisioning guidelines, beyond the generalization, is impossible. What would you suggest?

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