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No kidding ST! Imagine how surprised the wolves were who produced the first whale?
Now I have images of wolves producing whales and going like
See, this is what gets me about evolution (not that I`m against it, there is a lot out there pointing to it`s validity)
I can just about get my head around how we, and everything, may have evolved, when you think of wolves and dogs, apes and man, etc. I can see the link, the similarities but when did it all start? How did we get from some single celled creature to me?
Then you get lions and tigers, same species, cat, yet they can`t successfully reproduce.
See, I wonder if we were all created as our basic "things" y`know, kinda like canine, feline, ovine, humanoid, etc then we just kept fine tuning it as we developed.
I am actually really open to evolution but I can`t see it not being driven by something. (God, obvs)
The transition from single to multicellular life is no big mystery, with
clear intermediate forms widely represented in living species.
Still doesn`t answer how, or why.
God answers that question, for me at least.
I can accept "god" as a possible answer for the existence of mass / energy, and whatnot.
"God" is no answer at all to forcadting weather, electrical engineering, geology or biology,
nor anything else of a of a physical nature beyond a posxible agency in setting it up.
The "why" quextion is an infinite regression thing of course, but the why of weather.
ocean currents, crystal formation or evolution is the same: that is how things respond to
the forces acting on them.
There are tiny blind white cave salamanders that are as they are not because evolution is the
constant "onward and upward" thing that many imagine, but because of environmental pressures
that favoured the adaptations we see.
From a "god" pov, why would this adaptive mechanism well known to exist anyway, not be
satisfactory, but instead he must track every living thing, meddle and tweak to keep it all going?
That is like pushing every cloud about, guiding every raindrop.
That is a weird reading for what an omniscient god would have to do.