Natures wonders: a beetle fools ants to give it food (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Thursday, August 24, 2017, 18:45 (1011 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Another stunning example of how organisms work out different ways of feeding and protecting themselves. Regardless of our different interpretations of their behaviour, these posts are a constant source of delight, and I can only say once again how grateful I am to you for the ongoing education.

DAVID: Thank you. Note the stunning example of precise mutations appearing to produce exact scents. Not by chance!

dhw: Of course it’s not by chance. These little critters know exactly what they’re doing.

DAVID: No, they are told what to do.

dhw: Ah yes, your God set out with the sole purpose of producing the human brain, and on the way he created beetles and ants and taught beetles how to con ants, because otherwise life would not have gone on to give him time to fulfil his one and only purpose, although you don’t know why he needed time because you believe he is all-powerful.

Stretching things again. I don't need to know why He took time. That is your problem. I simply accept the history of what He did. And as I've noted elsewhere, the brain is a goal, not the sole purpose you have proposed. The whole bush of life is another goal.

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