Miscellany (General)

by David Turell @, Thursday, April 29, 2021, 17:19 (14 days ago) @ dhw

Homo luzonensis
dhw: 1) What did I misinterpret in your theory that your God only wanted sapiens and therefore designed thousands of life forms etc. that had no connection with sapiens? 2) If your God is allegorical, it means he is a symbol. What does he symbolize? 3) Do please tell us which of your concepts of his personality are opposite to mine, but please don't use negatives.

DAVID: Question 1 is same old illogical complaint fully answered previously.

dhw: Never answered. You have no idea why, if your God’s only purpose was to design humans and food supplies, he would first have “chosen” to design countless life forms and their food supplies, 99% of which had no connection with humans and their food supplies.

I cannot know His reasons for His chose of evolving us from bacteria, answered many times.

DAVID: Question 2 is word game playing. God is the symbol of the designing mind running our reality.

dhw: “God” is one of several names we give to the designing mind. If he exists, he is the designing mind, and he is not a symbol!

I simply said the word 'God' is the symbolic way we identify the Mind.

Introducing the brain: all human brains don't react the same
DAVID: Darwin's survival theory cannot explain us. Apes survived without our brains.

DAVID: Amazing you don't understand that concept. The complexities of our very civilized world make live more complete and enjoyable, but our survival was guaranteed lo ng ago as long as we don't use our atom bombs.

dhw: nAmazing how you introduce non sequiturs. Our so-called “civilized” world grew out of our increasingly efficient ways of surviving. Nothing is “guaranteed”, and what has that got to do with the fact that apes didn’t need our brains to survive?

It tells us evolution of our brains was not naturally necessary, as above.

Immunity at a distance
QUOTE: "In other words, the immune system’s surveillance of the brain is a bit spotty — a downside of the balancing act that evolution has achieved. “Maybe this is a necessary compromise,” Rustenhoven said."

DAVID: The so-called blood brain barrier keeps most chemicals in the blood away from the brain. On the other hand immunity had to be present. The result is another complex design.

dhw: Agreed. It could also be taken for an example of how the cells organize themselves into “balancing acts”. And again, my thanks to you for this continuous education concerning the way living organisms function.

You are welcome.

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