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Dawkins and "NonRandom" Evolution

  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Isn't it silly of the ignorant Dawkins to define evolution by "nonrandom" natural selection. Tricky word for a tricky atheist scientist. Why do you think the ignorant Dawkins loves the word nonrandom?

    1. abunchoftigers profile image57
      abunchoftigersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Because there is no randomness involved with natural selection?

      I'm not sure what you're trying to say.

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think it's to hide the fact that evolution has specific design. Nonrandom meaning patterns and design. I think it leans to being an intelligent design rather than a purely random design.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
          Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ?

          Evolution can't be designed, and it can't be random.

          If evolution were designed, then my body would make a lot more sense than it does. My vision is horrible, I can't smell very well, i have a deviated septum, and I'm allergic to half the food in the Ocean.

          If evolution were random, it would mean that when a woman and a man had a baby, they'd have an equal chance of having a cow, a cockroach, or a fish be their baby as they would a human baby.

          The simple fact is that life is a bunch of chemicals interacting with each other, and those chemicals that do a better job of continuing their existence do just that: continue their existence.

          It's not random, and it's not designed.

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Alright, I appreciate your comment, but of course I have some disagreements.

            If evolution wasn't designed, it wouldn't be traceable. There are no non random fossils to find if all fossils were random. I never said it was perfect design, but it does appear intelligent considering lifes changes in evolution to survive the environment. No intelligence, no adaptation, no design, no facts to show that life designs itself around it's environment.

            If all of evolution is correct which I believe for the most part, your vision was designed with flaws. Animals evolved eye's to see the environment and many flaws can be traced in evolutions "add-on's" rather than the designer argument of starting all over separately. The bad characteristics of the vision is what allows it to be traced, if it was began from the beginning, there would be no trace of why you have bad vision or why you evolved eyes.

            Evolution is not as simple as chemicals mixing, evolution is life consciously recognizing it's environment and making physical changes in the body to adjust. The physical changes come from thoughts of the environment. Without comprehension of the environment, no changes are made to better survive.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
              Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              See, the problem is that you take "Not designed" to mean "random" and "not-random" to mean "designed".

              You're taking words that aren't the same, and then declaring them the same.

              Evolution is neither - it's natural selection. I suppose if you want to say that "when water has a current sent through it at X volts, it tears apart the individual atoms and the result is Hydrogen and Oxygen gases" to mean that something is designed, then go ahead.

              If you want to translate "if there are 500 bits of sodium, and 250 of them explode one day when it starts raining, then the remaining 250 still exist" as random, then go ahead.

              But you'd be wrong. The only randomness that has been shown (not proved - it might just be that we can't measure how things are changing) in nature is in the quantum world, and the only design that has ever been shown is ... well... we haven't shown any true design.

              Quote:
              "Evolution is not as simple as chemicals mixing, evolution is life consciously recognizing it's environment and making physical changes in the body to adjust.

              Have you ever had a panic attack? From just a simple chemical imbalance, this entire symphony of "life" and "consciousness" gets thrown completely into wild disarray. I've gone through them, and they ain't fun.

              Have you ever smoked a joint? I won't admit that I have, but just from adding a little bit of this weird chemical called THC into the system of of a human body, things get pretty weird (from what I hear).

              Lord knows I ain't never tried meth, but I hear it causes epilepsy - again, just a simple chemical being added to symphony of other chemicals, which in turn leads to... weirdness.

              Have you ever starved yourself for a day? or heck, just half a day? The drop in concentration of this weird chemical called "sugar" in your blood stream can have quite the impact on the "life [that] consciously recognizes it's [sic.] environment".

              If life were truly as stellar and mystical as you're painting it to be, all of these examples I've displayed would make little to no sense.

      2. Beelzedad profile image57
        Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So, what does Dawkins have to say about it? Did you ask him yourself? Did you read his books?

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol I don't need to ask him, but I am reading one of his books and have watched numerous videos of him. Anyone that can dedicate their life and passion to evolution, but is too ignorant to recognize and claim it has design is a moron. It clearly has design plain as day. One would almost have to be unconscious to not see it has design.

          1. ceciliabeltran profile image74
            ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            i agree with this, as always.

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Thank You. I wanted to write him a good answer.

          2. Beelzedad profile image57
            Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Then you aren't really looking for an answer, are you. wink



            I must be unconscious, then. smile

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You don't see any design in evolution?

              1. Beelzedad profile image57
                Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                None whatsoever. Am I supposed to be looking for a "Made in Heaven" or "Made by God" tag somewhere?  smile

                1. ceciliabeltran profile image74
                  ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Okay Marine, these guys really really need to know about MANDELBROTH.  In the 80's, it has been determined mathematically that not a single thing is random. everything is designed according to its seed shape, repeating over various levels of scale. Okay, Random Universe is debunked--mathematics proves it, it is being proven in medicine, biology and in the film industry.

                  1. Beelzedad profile image57
                    Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Not really, in physics, the number 1 is representative of the whole, for example we use 1 in place of c as representing the speed of light.

                    In the Mandelbrot expression of quadratic polynomials:

                    Zsubn+1=Zsubn^2+c

                    ...where c=1, the integer is not an element of the set. The entire equation becomes unbounded and the results tend to go on to infinity. This isn't random.

                    But, if c=n^2-1, the equation is bounded to the Mandelbrot set and will not go to infinity, hence it is random. smile

                2. marinealways24 profile image60
                  marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Beelze, amazing how you believe yourself logical, yet you jump to God assumptions at anything mentioned thats not written by your atheist science heros or posted on a link you can easily post without having to think. Hard being logical isn't it? Keep the faith. lol

                  Cecilia, I agree, it's amazing to the the atheist supporters that think evolution evolves from nothing without there being previous design or motive to evolve.

                  1. Beelzedad profile image57
                    Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Ok, I found a Platypus that had a "Made by Intelligent Designers" stamp hidden under it's fur.

                    So, who designed the Platypus?

                    1. marinealways24 profile image60
                      marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                      The stamp would be the consciousness of natural selection in the Platypus adapting and changing forms in surviving the environment.

            2. Mark Knowles profile image59
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              It is a religious belief so it does not require evidence or substantive arguments - or even a few facts to back it up. The real funny thing is - he admits to not having read anything by Dawkins. lol

              Now you have to disprove it. LOL

              1. marinealways24 profile image60
                marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Lol I knew you would be here to defend your hero, protect the faith.
                How much do I need to read by your unconscious hero to see which he fails to admit in evolution having design? Well he does admit it, just as his use of the word nonrandom. Nonrandom is design.

                1. abunchoftigers profile image57
                  abunchoftigersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Doesn't anything about the phrase, "nonrandom is design" strike you as laughably absurd? Doesn't it sound a bit like, "nonblue is green"?

                  What is faith?

                  1. northweststarr profile image78
                    northweststarrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    faith is a nonrandom belief in something bigger than yourself right? LOL wink

                  2. marinealways24 profile image60
                    marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Tigers,

                    "lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance;"

                    This is a definition for random, so what is nonrandom? You put the pieces together. Nonrandom is design and purpose. Are you incapable or reading beyond selective atheist wording?

                    1. northweststarr profile image78
                      northweststarrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                      oh, definitely incapable darling! wink

                    2. Pandoras Box profile image68
                      Pandoras Boxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                      I don't think nonrandom necessarily = design, to address the problem technically.

      3. Obscure Divine profile image56
        Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        He probably likes the word 'nonrandom' because it's a vague, semi-equivocal way of explaining something unknown, and the term lacks overall depth & clarity.

        1. ceciliabeltran profile image74
          ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          he did say truth is stranger than any god we can conceive to be.

          1. Obscure Divine profile image56
            Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I guess that is suppose to be a nice way of saying he doesn't know the truth, nor can he conceive it.

            1. ceciliabeltran profile image74
              ceciliabeltranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              that's what I thought. He didn't have a working theory! LOL!

              1. Obscure Divine profile image56
                Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                big_smile

    2. kephrira profile image59
      kephriraposted 7 years ago

      It is a clumsy phrase, but 'non-random natural selection' simply means that there are specific factors which affect natural selection, i.e. how well adapted an organism is to it's ecological niche. Well adapted organisms live and breed, poorly adapted organisms die without breeding, therefore the natural processes which select whether an organism will breed are not random.

      1. northweststarr profile image78
        northweststarrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        >I love eggheads<  mmmwwaahh! big_smile big_smile

        1. kephrira profile image59
          kephriraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I've never been called an egghead before, thanks and mmmmwwaahh right back at ya big_smile

          1. northweststarr profile image78
            northweststarrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ooo, a sexy martial artist egghead!!!! (I am one myself, and therefore can identitify you instantly!)  Which form of martial arts do you do?

            1. kephrira profile image59
              kephriraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Kung Fu, but I've done Judo, Ninjutsu and a bit of MMA in the past. Which one do you do?

              1. northweststarr profile image78
                northweststarrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I'm a second-degree in TaeKwonDo and just started Jujitsu last year. smile

      2. Obscure Divine profile image56
        Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Breed-breed-breed, ya say...  Hmm, sounds like fun talk, to me.

        1. northweststarr profile image78
          northweststarrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It's not the breeding that's the fun part OD. wink

          1. Obscure Divine profile image56
            Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I know, it's the actual sensual act & process that mimics the attempts of breeding without actually reproducing, is the best/fun part - that's for sure!  wink  But, sometimes we got to suck it up and procreate, ya know?  big_smile

      3. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Keph, what makes the difference of which organisms adapt better and which ones fail? I think it's because the ones that adapt are more conscious of survival while the ones that fail are less conscious. How do the organisms adapt without being conscious of survival?

    3. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago

      To be fair, I will admit that I started the thread before reading one of Dawkins books, one of  Knowles recommended books, "The Greatest Show on Earth". I would also like to note that Knowles doesn't want to debate anything with me after I read his recommended book. I have to say, it was a great book, very entertaining with a wealth of knowledge. However, I must say, I still think Dawkins is ignorant along with any other evolutionist along with Darwin that fails to admit the intelligence and design of evolution. Dawkins last line from the greatest show on earth:

      "We are surrounded by endless forms, most beautiful and most wonderful, and it is no "accident", but the "direct consequence" of evolution by "non-random natural selection" the only game in town, the greatest show on Earth."

      What does this mean to you?

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        "it is no accident" --- indeed, it is no accident. Innate chemicals began to reproduce themselves and thus generated Abiogenesis. The chemicals that continued and most efficiently reproduced themselves eventually became you and me.

        "the direct consequence of evolution" -- yes, the name we give to this chain of events (reproduction), indeed is the reason why I'm here. Nothing surprising here.

        "non-random natural selection" -- it isn't random, because some organisms do better than others. It isn't designed because... well... because it isn't. It is truly "non-random", or put another way "non-designed", or put another way "non-designed-nor-random", or put another way "Natural Selection".

        I know it seems dull and depressing to think of yourself as a rock that started having babies somehow... but... think of it!! You are a rock that somehow started having babies ... that's pretty gnarly if you ask me.

    4. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago

      How much futher would evolution have came along by now and been accepted if it wasn't for ignorant scientists trying to hide the facts that evolution has design, intelligence, and purpose?

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image78
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ... it ... doesn't ... have any of those...

        The reason I'm alive is because of the simple statement that I can say with absolute confidence:

        "I exist today, because each one of my ancestors survived their environment long enough to meet a mate and produce offspring, and those offspring proceeded to do the same".

        That is ALL that evolution is. That sentence summarizes everything there is to know about evolution.

        No magic. No Intelligence. No purpose. No design.

        Just survival and sex (well, not sex per se. Reproduction. Many organisms don't deal with sex).

       
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