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by David Turell @, Thursday, November 24, 2022, 15:53 (6 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: They are not dodges but represent that you do not think about God as I do. Everything on Earth now and all past history of evolution is God's work. We were evolved. Dead ends happened as in any evolutionary processes. Your illogical analysis of reality as it relates to God's actions is flawed at all times.

dhw: If God exists, of course evolution is his work. That is true whether he designed every species, created a free-for-all, experimented to find a particular formula, or had new ideas as he went along. We and all other species, including the dead ends, “evolved” (though for you, this means they were individually designed by your God). Please stop hiding behind these vague generalizations as if somehow they explained the irrational theory bolded above, which you admit makes no sense to you. As for your mantra that all evolutionary processes have dead ends, we only know of one evolutionary process for life on Earth. Or have you secretly travelled round the universe documenting all of your God’s other evolutions of life?

There are all sorts of evolutions: human inventions have failed forms that are discarded; failed concepts in philosophy; failed political parties; etc. All dead ends. As for your failed mantra that God makes no sense to me, it is an empty space filler of a contorted accusation. My view of my God makes perfect sense to me.


DAVID: You don't believe in Him and so your 'illogical way' comment is your confused human criticism of God's choice of action. I simply accept He chose to evolve us.

dhw: I don’t disbelieve in him either, and I am NOT criticizing him. If God exists, I have no problem with his choice to evolve us and every other life form that ever existed, since I believe in evolution. What I do not believe is your irrational theory bolded above, which yet again you try to dodge by pretending that my agnosticism makes me confused.

I think your rigid Agnosticism distorts any view of God. I don't recognize the 'Gods' you invent.


DAVID: You give a perfect description of how evolution works and then complain about it. Of course, the necessary dead ends are not in our line!!! Pure logic.

dhw: So they were NOT necessary for us and our line, although you keep telling us that they were! And so your logic leads you to conclude that it was logical for your God to design dead ends that had no connection with his purpose because they were necessary for his purpose although they were not necessary for his purpose. Alice would have loved you.

You totally ignore the point I start with. God, the creator, created everything He thought necessary. Which then leads to accepting everything in God's evolutionary process was required. Alice is not helping you out of your confusion even while reminding us confusion exists.


DAVID: A designing mind can do anything it wishes. It evolved us from Archaea. That is known history, assuming the mind in action as I do.

dhw:I agree. It is therefore nonsense to claim, as you do, that we and our food are descended from life forms which he designed during the Cambrian WITHOUT PREDECESSORS. You use the Cambrian gap as evidence for your God’s existence. (You wrote: “ The gap is the prime example of the need for a designing mind.”) But if there is a direct line from Archaea to us, then there have to be pre-Cambrian predecessors! You can’t have it both ways! (See also under “a new fungal family”.)

Totally illogical. Only a Darwinian wants tiny step-by-step evolution!!! Gould pointed out small gaps everywhere. The Cambrian gap was recognized by Darwin, who hoped it wouild be filled about 170 years ago. Still there in spades with al the new discoveries in China.


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