Natures wonders: squid eye lens focuses exactly (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, August 18, 2017, 15:35 (920 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: ….but these ideas are only ways to compensate for the reality that bacteria didn't need to get more complex other than to learn to live in extreme environments. Why improvement or complexity can only be explained by a driving force, God, not chance.

dhw: In the context of evolutionary history, the theistic choice is between your God directing every innovation etc. and the organisms doing their own directing in response to prevailing conditions. Chance doesn’t come into it, except for environmental changes, which are a major problem for your theory.

No problem. Get rid of the dinosaurs and we arrive.

DAVID: As for the bush of life, I simply accept it as God's method of evolution providing food energy for life to have the energy to survive for all the time evolution needed to advance to us.

dhw: Why “all the time evolution needed…” if God directed everything? Surely you mean all the time your all-powerful God needed to fulfil his sole purpose of advancing evolution to us. And that still doesn’t explain why he had to design eight stages of whale, the monarch’s migration and the weaverbird’s nest in order to keep life going until he himself could produce the human brain. Would life have ended without them?

Same reply. Without nature's balance, not enough food to continue.

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