An Alternative to Evolution: Expounded Upon (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, August 11, 2018, 17:21 (6 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained

david: The 50/50 is at a different level of interpretation. What is studied is 100% reactions to stimuli. The issue is automatic or intelligent response.

Tony: If the observation is that there is a 100% reaction to stimuli, then there is no reason at all to suspect that the organism has a choice. If there is no choice, there is no intelligence.

Definition of intelligence
1 a (1) : the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations : reason; also : the skilled use of reason (2) : the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria

Notice that is says to 'reason', 'manipulate', and 'think abstractly'. That implies choice. 100% reaction does not imply choice, but compulsion.

Obviously I'm on your side. Humans are interpreting the reactions. In bacteria how many reactions are there? They can sense other bacteria, food, temperature change, dangerous noxious material, but little more. Each of their reactions are through molecular reactions that are 'intelligent' as in an interpretation of the results of the reactions. Thus some human scientists propose that the cells act intelligently. Of course they do if they were designed by intelligence to react that way automatically.

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