Natures wonders: squid eye lens focuses exactly (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Sunday, August 13, 2017, 15:24 (795 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Because the focus of a clear image on a retina requires precise engineering of the curve of the lens, once the proper proteins are found. The complexity of the retina itself, the specialized neuron receptors of light waves that send impulses to a brain that can interpret the signals as pictures of reality. Only a designing mind can do this, my constant theory. Communities of cells are first organized by a designing mind. They do not self-organize or invent.

dhw: I am not disputing the complexity of the squid’s eye. You will not dispute the complexity of an ant city. I am proposing that both are originally invented by communities pooling their intelligence: cells and ants. I accept that it is only a hypothesis, but I do not accept your authoritative statement that the hypothesis is wrong and cells do not self-organize or invent. It certainly fits the history of evolution better than the hypothesis that your God preprogrammed every innovation, lifestyle and natural wonder 3.8 billion years ago, or personally dabbled them all, in order to fulfil his one and only purpose of producing the human brain.

Your prejudice against an all powerful God is shown in your statement. He fits the history of evolution even better than your intelligence from no-where committee of cells. Why shouldn't an all-powerful God do all the dabbling He wants? After all He made the universe, set up our galaxy with the perfect planet for life, started life and controlled its evolution of the most complex article in existence, the human brain. All you offer as a cause is chance or panpsychism, a second rate theory about a form of universal consciousness. God is the first-rate form. Yes, you say God is possible. Why not probable?


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