Brain Expansion: basic knowledge (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Thursday, April 23, 2020, 19:59 (40 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: The process is continuous, but you are not aware that your brain is complexifying or mini-expanding as you do your hard thinking! In my theory, of course the brain didn’t “recognize a need to expand”. It would have happened as spontaneously as your modern brain complexifies.

DAVID: You can tout spontaneous evolution. No need for God then. That is your whole point. Find a way to keep God out of the picture. Your agnostic picket fence tilts atheistically much of the time Time to run back to God might have done this or that, which always gives up tight design control.

dhw: The subject of how evolution works tells us nothing about the origin of life and the mechanisms.

Origin of life is part and parcel of evolution. It is a logical continuum. Darwin and you try to skip over it because it damages your thinking about the role of God as the creator. He started life and evolved it. It cannot be explained from a natural viewpoint.

dhw: You are getting really desperate if the only argument you can find is to pretend that my theory excludes God. It doesn’t. What it does do is question your personal belief that your God wishes to control everything (see “Seabirds etc.” to show how you already have to concede that he doesn’t always do so.) And your rigidity in your attempts to read his mind have resulted in a theory of evolution which is so illogical that it forces you to protest that we can’t know God’s reasons and we mustn’t think of him in human terms even though he probably/possibly has thought patterns similar to ours.


The usual distortions of my thoughts taken from bits and pieces of some statements I have made in the past. We cannot know why God chose to evolve all of life and end with us. I accept that He simply did it that way.

dhw: My agnosticism does not lend credence to your theory, and it does not detract from ANY of the different explanations of evolution which you yourself acknowledge to be perfectly logical.

Yes, logical in human terms.


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