autonomy v. automaticity (Evolution)

by dhw, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 13:21 (543 days ago) @ David Turell

QUOTE: New research shows that the loss of biodiversity can increase the risk of "extinction cascades", where an initial species loss leads to a domino effect of further extinctions.

Sorry, but I find this blindingly obvious.

DAVID’s comment: this is full support for my contention that maintaining balance of nature is of prime importance. I've presented all of this before but this is a forceful presentation of an extremely important concept.

dhw: If we wish to maintain the current balance of nature, then maintaining the current balance of nature is of prime importance. Otherwise we'll have a different balance of nature. Nothing controversial about that contention. By all means open a new thread on ecology, but please stop pretending that it has anything to do with – let alone supports - your anthropocentric interpretation of evolution.

DAVID: You've simply described evolution in your first comment and agreed that balance of nature has continued naturally throughout evolution. Of course they are intimately related and humans arrived at the pinnacle. Try accepting it at face value. it is an obvious anthropocentric story.

Balance of nature has CHANGED throughout evolution, according to which species survive and which do not! When one species goes extinct, it affects other species – chain reaction. Yes, that is a simple evolutionary process which you have drawn attention to by quoting this article, and which applies whether there are humans or not. It has nothing to do with your theory that your God specially designed every species, lifestyle and natural wonder, and did so solely for the purpose of creating the brain of Homo sapiens.

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