Scientists are now discovering how the milk of any mammalian species is the perfect food for its young. Recent research shows how absolutely perfect, in every aspect, this milk is. So, is this again the result of 'natural selection'? Did mammalian species start out with 'bad' milk, perhaps poisonous milk? Why not? In a random world, why wouldn't some of the many toxins that a mother expels every day find it's way into the milk she is producing? Or, if not poisonous, was it unhealthful, somehow damaging to the health of the child? Again, how many generations of any species would survive unless the milk was the perfect food for the child from the inception of that species?
Scientists are limited to their observation of the physical, measurable universe. With that limitation they overlook ideas, desires, consciousness, they even overlook 'you,' yourself, which is the real 'stuff' of life, even though it is non-physical, unobservable stuff. Scientists look at genes and see the physical part of the gene which is a string of nucleic acids which codes for a string of amino acids and then they make the ridiculous deduction from this that all the amazing and amazingly intricate shapes of organs and organelles and living bodies themselves, and all the behavior and desires and consciousness connected to these living bodies is the 'result' of random, accidental changes in strings of nucleic acids. This is such obvious silliness. The genetic code is not the 'cause' of traits and behavior. The genetic code is a code which, like any other code, is a means of communicating ideas. What scientists observe is the physical genetic system whereby the raw materials to materialize these ideas are manufactured. Scientists are also beginning to observe, but not directly, the timing patterns, many times more complicated than the genome itself, by which these materials are manufactured at precisely the right moment that they are needed in the body and in the growing organism; and they are also able to observe the fantastically complex delivery systems whereby these manufactured materials are moved to the microscopically precise place in the body where they are needed. What they cannot observe is the idea which then shapes these materials into intricate designs and which connects this creation to a whole system of nerves and brain function and desires and consciousness which allows this new creation to be used when desired. And all of this obviously happens simultaneously with the introduction of the new idea and all its components; not piece meal, tiny bit by tiny bit until many, many thousands of generations later it is able to be of any use.
The conclusion that living beings, just like elaborate machines, are the result of an accumulation of ideas and not an accumulation of random copying accidents of nucleic acids, is not only the obvious result of clear thinking but is also the obvious result of looking at geological evidence; all of which points to the 'sudden' arrival of microbes, of oxygen metabolizing life forms, of eukaryotic cells, of all the basic body types we find today, not gradually over many thousands and millions of generations of failed replication accidents, but as soon as conditions on this planet allowed for the survival of these more advanced life forms (a cooler, more oxygenated environment, a stable magnetic field, the arrival of phosphorous and other essential elements to the surface of the planet, etc.).
We have inherited a system, a brilliant system, of having two sets of genes and in the process of sexual reproduction these sets of genes of the mother and the father are mixed so that each new generation has a unique set of 'healthy' genes, which yields variety in each species and with it an enhanced ability for that species to survive various environmental threats. No one in their right mind argues with this. It is also true that we produce enzymes every day that help us digest food and that protect us from harmful microscopic invaders and that mutations, or copying accidents (if they are indeed 'accidents') can confer upon an already constructed, functional, living being an advantage to be able to digest a previously unknown food source or neutralize a previously unknown pathogen. There is no room for disagreement here, except as to whether these 'mutations' are accidental or purposeful. But regarding the creation of living bodies, the construction and design of living bodies, with their impossibly complex and precise construction processes and there almost endless synchronicity and their beautiful and amazingly functional shapes and shapes within shapes and shapes within shapes within shapes; the idea that all this brilliance and creativity, the arrival, the inception, the invention, of all that is miraculous in living beings comes from genetic copying 'mistakes' is obviously ludicrous if you can just for a moment put aside all the Darwinian cliches that we have blindly accepted in modern culture and look at the problem clearly.
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