autonomy v. automaticity (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Sunday, March 18, 2018, 14:48 (267 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: As with all of nature’s wonders, you cannot imagine organisms working out their own special ways of doing things – they are all specially designed by God, and so the nest of the weaverbird had to have special knots in order to provide energy for life to go on until your God could produce the one thing he wanted to produce, which was the brain of Homo sapiens. It has never made sense, even to you.

DAVID: Of course it makes perfect sense to me. The bag design is perfect protection for the eggs. Open cup nests are attacked all the time.

dhw: So what is your theory about other birds and their nests? God just left them to do their own designing (ah, autonomy at last!), and it’s sheer luck that they and their eggs survived? Was the weaver the only bird that required special attention in order to ensure life went on so that God could fulfill his one and only purpose of producing the brain of Homo sapiens?

Your question requires research into the particular econiche in which the weaver plays a role. Such research has answered the question like this, as I have shared before.


DAVID: As for our brain, its uniqueness is obvious evidence that it was the goal of evolution, as conducted by God.

dhw: As above, then, it must also be obvious to you that God specially designed the weaverbird’s nest to protect the eggs, so that life could go on long enough for him to specially design the human brain. Truly your God works in mysterious ways.

By George, you've got it!


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