David's theory of evolution Part Two (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Thursday, January 09, 2020, 01:01 (263 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: I can certainly and logically conclude God chose to evolve humans from a start with bacteria.

dhw: But you can’t explain why, if that was his only purpose, he spent 3.X billion years evolving billions of non-human life forms, natural wonders etc. to fill in the time he had decided to take before starting to “evolve” humans (and by “evolve” you mean specially design every little twiddly bit that led from pre-humans to H. sapiens).

But you can't explain it either. My logic taken from the history of His works is that He chose to evolve us, for reasons known only to Him. Only you don't like that reasoning, since you have an overwhelming desire to dig into his mind for reasons! Why? They will be guesses and in your case humanizing guesses.

QUOTE Under “Nature’s Wonders”: "Like most plants, soybeans pair up with soil fungi in a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship. In exchange for a bit of sugar, the fungus acts as an extension of the root system to pull in more phosphorus, nitrogen, micronutrients, and water than the plant could on its own.

DAVID: Both organisms benefit. How did this happen? Genes have to modified. That takes time unless it happens all at once due to God's action.

dhw: Just to illustrate the manner in which you insist that every natural wonder was preprogrammed by your God 3.8 billion years ago. You don’t think it’s possible that instead of all these billions of programmes, your God might have provided those first cells with a mechanism that would enable them to work out their own modes of survival. The only alternative you offer is that he personally gave courses in symbiosis to soybeans and soil fungi. (These programmes or private lessons are what you like to call “guidelines”.)

Back you go to the same humanized view of God. Let organisms invent on their own. Would humans ever appear? How could apes think of the human brain as an outcome, beyond their knowledge? Only God can have a view of the future as He invents. It takes our type of brain to run evolution if outcomes are to be expected. You like rambling and experimenting. How illogical is that!

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