Explaining natural wonders (Animals)

by dhw, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 12:43 (1246 days ago) @ David Turell

dhw: Perhaps you would now name some modern scientists who have proved that bacteria are NOT intelligent but have been given personal tuition or preprogrammed by your God to solve virtually every problem thrown at them.
DAVID: All of the ID folks think so.

“Think so” is not the same as proving (which is impossible anyway), but please give me a reference to an ID scientist who actually says that God preprogrammed all bacterial behaviour 3.8 billion years ago or gave and gives bacteria personal instructions. While you’re at it, do any of them inform us that God’s one and only purpose was the production of humans and everything else was related to that purpose?

DAVID: I followed the lead you offered and found the same type of findings. All can be interpreted as automatic responses as understood from the outside of the organisms. There is no way around the alternatives we offer each other. It is 'either/or' and believe whatever you wish.

I think that in such matters belief should be based on observation rather than on wishes. And as I pointed out before, determinists (whom you resolutely oppose) can also argue that we can't tell whether intelligent behaviour is actually automatic.

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