Monday, 6 October 2014
Does God Lack Imagination?
The common evolutionary claim in regards to Ideal Archetypes or Homologies, is that God might lack imagination, for why does each vertebrate have a backbone? Why do they all share the same bone-plan, the Ulna and Radius, and so forth. Which is like asking: "Why do all cars share steering wheels?"
This is a simplistic argument because obviously nobody on earth would guess that a horse shared a bone-plan with a bat, if they had not already seen the bones of both horses and bats. Which shows that actually, pertaining to imagination, bones aren't all that important, if they are shared because the various function for the same skeleton, is, well - highly varied. Let's face it, nobody is going to say that there is "too striking a similarity" between humans and birds, unless they concentrate solely on diagrams of the skeletons, and remove all of the astonishing differences between birds and humans.
So I think this deductively shows that taking parts of a composition that match, can mislead our imaginations. For example, if we only shown the parts a plane and car shared, we might come to the incorrect conclusion that planes and cars must have had a shared ancestor, because of the shared elements of design.
Logically, the fact that the same vertebrate-plan can be stretched across the most immense spectrum and there can be so many dynamic functions from the same plan, actually shows that God must be able to take one idea, and use it in a million different ways. Logically this can be seen in the differences that exist, that you can have the same skeletal-plan for a horse as you can a bird, the same for a bird as you can a tortoise.
Conclusion: The, "God is limited in imagination" argument in regards to vertebrates, is a very weak argument.
Moreover, we can see that necessity has a part to play, which again is logically provable, quite easily. For nobody would ask to see a Butterfly's bones, nor would they ask to see a Snake's ulna. So clearly some types of animals don't need to share the vertebrate plan, depending upon their weight, and design. Yet evolutionists complain that vertebrates share a plan, yet they share a plan because they are made to, like we would equally state: "footballers share football skills." Well, of course - that's the whole point. God designed the vertebrate plan, and within that plan there is a myriad of different functions. There are major morphological differences too, anatomical differences. Reptiles are cold-blooded and mammals are warm-blooded.
There are two ways to see this issue in regards to why God did it this way. The most likely explanation is that He knew that bones would be good girders for land-animals of a certain weight. This doesn't mean that there are no such things as land invertebrates with exoskeletons, but in regards to light-weight, strength, practicality, God designed one common skeletal plan, and modified it pertaining to each organism, which actually shows tremendous intelligence, because it's akin not to killing two birds with one stone, but rather killing hundreds of birds with one stone. God had an idea that a skeleton would work, but He chose to create the one correct skeletal structure that would work for a huge variety of creatures. This is exceptional. As for His imagination, that is represented by the unique differences even within vertebrates. From horses to bats, birds to people, rats to toroises, the spectrum is immensely imaginative, each kind having it's own special, recognizable characteristics.