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

by dhw, Tuesday, February 05, 2019, 08:59 (140 days ago) @ David Turell

DAVID: Immediate driving forces are part of the pattern of survival for the overall purpose of evolution to the goal, humans. Crystal clear.

dhw: So you agree that the driving force for your God’s design of fins, camouflage and patterns of migration was survival, but God’s one and only purpose in designing all of these was to enable them to eat and be eaten (to survive or not to survive) until he could design humans, which apparently means that survival is a driving force but is not a driving force.

DAVID: Quibbling again. Survival is a secondary requirement for evolution to continue to its goal.

dhw: Sorry, but the quibble is entirely yours. If organisms don’t survive, there is no evolution, and an immediate driving force is a driving force.

DAVID: I will continue to view survival as a requirement of design driven evolution.

dhw: Of course. You can’t have evolution without survival. I’m afraid that does not mean an immediate driving force is not a driving force. Why don’t we leave it at that?

DAVID: Fine. you still don't accept a designer.

I will keep your agreement for future reference, in case you bring up “survival” again as an issue. My agnostic non-acceptance/non-rejection of a designer is irrelevant.


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