Evolution and humans: big brain size uses energy (Evolution)

by dhw, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12:59 (609 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: Each econiche has is own balance and all the econiches contributed to the overall balance of total nature.

dhw: Which constantly changes. I agree. And it has nothing whatsoever to do with God’s prime purpose being to produce the brain of Homo sapiens.

DAVID: It provides the food energy for evolution to reach the stage for the production of the brain.

I’m afraid I shall never understand why your God had to design the weaverbird’s nest and eight different stages of whale to provide food energy for evolution to reach the stage for the production of the brain.

dhw: In my hypothesis, the cell communities are capable of designing saltations – as opposed to your God providing the first living cells with a programme to pass on for every saltation for every innovation throughout the history of evolution (or alternatively dabbling each one personally), just to keep life going till he can produce Homo sapiens.

DAVID: Cell communities do not have the mental capacity to cause speciation. That is the point of intelligent design.
And later: Cells are not intelligent enough to arrange for speciation. Your hypothesis is a minnow of an idea expanded into whale.

Spoken with great authority, but I love the image! However, I still find my hypothesis more believable than one in which your God preprogrammes the first living cell to turn some of its descendants into minnows to turn into eight stages of whale so that they can provide food to keep life going until the programme produces various hominins and hominids and humans until it produces the brain of Homo sapiens and the duckbilled platypus.


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