Explaining natural wonders: bacterial intelligence (Animals)

by David Turell @, Thursday, June 01, 2017, 22:12 (753 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: I fully accept that God gave bacteria alternative metabolic pathways which they can turn on.

dhw: Tantalisingly unfinished, but I suspect it won’t answer my question. So I’ll try again. Why does it make no sense for God to give bacteria the intelligence to solve their problems?

Finished. Because they have nothing which can contain that capacity. See Tony's quote from Shapiro.

DAVID: Everybody munching out is simply a reference to the abundant energy supply for life to continue and for evolution to advance, if it needs to. Chicxulub shows the power of environmental change over predation. I think evolution is over. And I reject cell committees thinking things out.

dhw: let us not get distracted from our latest developments: God may not have geared the whole of evolution to the production of humans, and evolution advanced because organisms have an in-built (perhaps God-given) drive for improvement or complexity, which…according to me…enables them to take advantage of the opportunities offered by environmental change, whereas according to you God likes to transform them before the environment changes.

Yes, God transforms them, and environment may or may not play a role.

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