posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 05:20 PM
reply to post by keeb333
I think evolution can be considered intelligent design outside of religion. How soon we forget that a blob of fat and protein is running our body.
What if evolution is self intelligent in a sense? I get the feeling people tend to view it like a computer, just brute forcing it's way through
mutations. But it's not the mutations that are special, it's the underlying system. In fact, it's the underlying system of everything. The
reason fractals are seen at almost every scale of existence. Or think about it this way, what's more important; you the individual or your DNA? The
DNA moves on, hopping from parents to children, while each person attempts to reproduce again.
I think evolution is doing a pretty good job of keeping things in balance. Sure it could be better, but it could be a lot worse. The very existence
of life is amazing, much less a world this developed. I believe I'm a smart guy, but when it comes down to it what you're reading is the sum of
electrical reactions drawing on recorded sensory experience. We are more computer than we realize, it's just that the subconscious takes care of a
lot of that. Evolution is alive in a sense, growing and moving across the world, it may not be a biological entity like we normally assume, but in
the same sense that you can't put a finger on your consciousness or where your internal monologue takes place, the evolution of species is an
intelligent force. It adapts, it learns, it stores past information, it messes up, but it's mistakes are soon forgotten, while it's triumphs live
on in dominance. I can only assume that the jump humans made in thought is only another step on a larger ladder. We may be the pinnacle, but for
better or worse, we're moving in some direction.
I don't think this concept needs religion, but I personally think God is responsible for it. Think about how many elements there are, and then
realize the entire known universe is made of only those puzzle pieces. And then think about how each element is only comprised of three particles
(proton, neutron, electron). Imagine creating a system which begins with very few pieces and a 'relatively' strict set of universal laws, which
sprang into this. Beautiful. It can make a tree seem like a work of art, if you'd only shift your mind to see it that way.
Sorry if I rambled, there's a lot on my mind. But all in all I don't see the need for both sides to be against each other. It's ok to partially
agree and be fine with it.
[edit on 7-4-2008 by Parabol]