Re: Creation...bumping along
I couldn't read your whole idea - it is way too long. I would suggest breaking it up into smaller
ideas and post them separatelly.
What you wrote about evolution caught my eyes and thought to respond to that.
Evolution as far as I know is a process driven by "the non-random survival of random mutations". That means that the mutations are random, but only the ones that prove to be beneficial will survive. Beneficial = gives the posessor of the mutation better chances of surviving and creating offspring than the specimens without the mutation. A antelop running faster than the rest will more likely to survive than the slower antelopes because the lion catches the slower ones.
If you would like to see a beneficial mutation, you might want to check the recent research done on the finches of the Galapagos. It shows that the size of their beak changes depending the type and scarcity of the available food.
As for the development of the insects' wings, you might want to read Richard Dawkins' 'Climbing Mount Improbable'. He discusses just this issue in chapter 4 ' Getting off the Ground'. The research described there gives a scientific explanation, along with evidence supporting it.
Also, evolution has no end goal.
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