Natures wonders: ant rafts and towers (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 19:43 (915 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: I believe in Darwin’s theory of common descent, but not in his random mutations or gradualism, which is why I offer cellular intelligence as the driving force behind life’s great variety. Again I’m struggling to understand what you mean by this being “a psychological argument” (and why that matters). I’m sure we both agree that the complexities of living forms seem to provide evidence of intelligent design, so why is the intelligence of cells more “psychological” than the intelligence of your God (who may have designed the intelligence of cells)? My apologies if I’m missing something obvious, but I’m sure you will explain what that is.

I think Tony's point is God did not give cells supreme design intelligence ability to jump the fossil gaps in design of new animal forms. That is a form of God-lite which doesn't compute. I've commented in the past that your thinking seems to still be very influenced by your original readings of Origins, so some of your very stretched theories smell like Darwin-lite, rather than understanding current biological complexity such as research is showing us. That is where Tony's 'psychological argument' comes from. Perhaps Tony will confirm. The complexity is a very compelling argument for God.

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