dhw: big brain evolution:comparing chimp and brain organoids (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, April 15, 2019, 17:59 (451 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Again total non-sequiturs. First of all in God using evolution, everything preceding humans were involved in their creation from what was developed before them.

dhw: That indeed is the principle of common descent. So you claim that 3.8 billion years ago your God preprogrammed every undabbled innovation to take place in already existing organisms.

All I can really say is God runs and controls evolution to reach His purposes.

DAVID: And, of course, God did specifically design humans by carefully managing their eventual appearance, including providing the enlargement of their magnificent brains.

dhw: But you keep insisting that everything else was also specifically designed, from whale fins to cuttlefish camouflage to weaverbirds’ nests, and that is why your hypotheses clash. If his sole purpose was to specifically design our magnificent brains, why did he bother with the rest?

To feed evolution throughout the time it took., remember?

dhw: If you can’t explain this method of achieving his one and only goal, but you cling to it and refuse to consider other possible and completely logical interpretations of goal and/or purpose, I’m afraid the last thing you can claim for yourself is open-mindedness.

DAVID: And all you want to propose is the probability of an incompetent God. What if He is totally competent?

dhw: That is NOT all I propose! I offer various interpretations of your God’s purpose, whether anthropocentric or not, and methods, whether he is totally competent or not, and ALL of them provide logical explanations of life’s history, unlike your own which you yourself find impossible to understand.

" find impossible to understand" is your twisted explanation of my approach to interpretation. God uses evolution as a process to produce His creations: the universe evolved after the Big Bang, the Earth evolved after it appeared, and life evolved after it appeared. That is direct evidence of his preferences. All of your suppositions about God imply limits, indecision or incompetence, or your own self-imposed impatience wondering why He waited so long. I fully understand He has the right to choose His method and you've agreed. I'm sure you can follow this logic.

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