Back to David's theory of evolution of abstract thought (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 20:14 (379 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Your questioning again demonstrates you do not know or understand my point. Thanks for recognizing you used my quote in total error.

dhw: It’s not in total error! The bee DOES the deed, so according to you it DOES use the same degree of conceptual thinking that we use, but according to you the conceptual thinking it uses is provided by God through a personal dabble or a 3.8-billion-year old computer programme for leaf-biting. I simply don’t agree that leaf-biting is on a par with philosophy, and I must confess that the intelligent bee theory seems to me almost infinitely more convincing than your own.

The bee can not correlate separate events. period!!

DAVID: 1) YES; 2) Most likely, yes; 3) the bee activity of biting leaves to induce early flowering definitely requires analytic abstract reasoning at our level of thought. Bees cannot do this.

Since these are your beliefs, we must leave it at that.

DAVID: I view this as part of your continuous attempt to make human less 'different', which indicates your level of fear of Adler's argument.

dhw: My belief that other life forms have their own form of intelligence does not in any way involve downgrading the exceptional intelligence of H. sapiens. I have emphasized this over and over again, so please stop knocking down this straw man of your own making.


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