Innovation and Speciation: whale changes (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 15:01 (276 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Nobody knows what triggered speciation, including that of H. sapiens. There is no “probably” except in your wishful thinking.

dhw: Three days later, your God plans speciation in advance so that the animal can enter a new environment. Somersault after somersault, and I shan’t mention where you land.

dhw: You don’t know why the whale entered the water, why your God designed it in eight different stages, or why he designed it at all since the only thing he wanted to design was humans. With regard to lifestyles and natural wonders – which apparently he also designed individually – their function was to keep life going, but again that has no explicable link with the focal point of your theory, which is that all he wanted to produce was humans. The problem is not that I don’t accept the parts; the problem is that the parts don’t fit the theory. And a theory that does not explain the parts simply isn’t credible.

All of the discussion we have recently had has led to my realization that we clearly see adaptations to environment, but not speciation as a result of environment. Darwin assumes that, but it very well not be a necessary relationship. Speciation can precede changing environments in which to live. Since I believe that God created species my theories all fit together. That is what you do not see as credible.

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