Human evolution; "Little foot's" balance mechanism (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 17:26 (78 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: I have accepted that God's purpose or motive was to evolve human beings. That is a driving force from my viewpoint.

dhw: You have not “accepted” it, you believe it, but if it’s true, then of course that would be a driving force. But according to you, his purpose or motive in designing whale fins, cuttlefish camouflage and the monarch’s flight path was to enable them to survive so life could go on for 3.5+ billion years until he could design the only thing he wanted to design. Whatever may be the purpose or motive for doing something is its driving force. Once again, if God exists, he is the driving force behind life and evolution, and his wish to enable organisms to survive is the driving force behind what you believe to be the special designs that enable them to do so.

DAVID: It seems you are understanding what I believe. It is not illogical.

dhw: No it’s not. It is totally logical that the doer is the driving force behind the action, and the purpose is the driving force behind the doer. The purpose of fins, camouflage and migration is survival, and it is therefore illogical to say that survival is not a driving force in evolution. Thank you. Your other illogicality is dealt with on the “Big brain” thread.

You have the argument totally backward. I accept that God is the doer and He wants to evolve humans. Survival has to be designed into each stage or evolution stops. Survival is required but the driver is God. It is illogical to you because you do not see the driving mechanism as I do.


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