David's theory of evolution: James A. Shapiro's view (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, February 03, 2020, 15:38 (57 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Once more you are dodging a direct question by changing the subject. We are not talking about fine tuning of the universe or about mathematical equations. Our subject is your theory of evolution. You believe that your God pre-planned or dabbled every single innovation and every single bacterial response to changing conditions. So do you or do you not believe that he also preprogrammed/dabbled every single environmental change associated with every adaptation, innovation and bacterial response, local and global?

DAVID: I dodged nothing. God's manufacturing abilities in all spheres show He has the full capacity to plan and dabble every automatic response in bacteria. Did He hurl the Chixculub impact? Very possibly. Remember I view God as in charge, period.

dhw: What’s this “very possibly”? Either he organized every change to which bacteria and all other organisms respond (by adapting, innovating or dying) or he didn’t. Please tell us which you think it is. And if he didn’t organize all the environmental changes, local and global, how did he know what to programme for? Crystal ball?

In saying Chixculub was a possibility I was referring to a quote from Gerald Schroeder, when he raised the point in one of his books. I view cosmological events as mechanisms that were set in motion to evolve the universe, not requiring precise constant control, but evolution does require precise control, as a very different living process. You apparently don't see the difference.


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