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Re: Is Photosynthesis An Indication Of God's Existence?

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Posted by bzrd on October 22, 1999 18:10:02 UTC

: Hello People, : In Photosynthesis, plants convert sunlight into glucose to provide for their sustenance and the growth of new cells. Excess glucose is stored in specialized cells in the roots. The plants themselves do not draw upon this stored glucose, drawing all of their sustenance from sunlight. Insects and animals do, and animals eat the insects. This begins the food chain that provides for the entire circle of life.

: How and Why did the plants evolve specialized cells to store excess glucose that they never draw upon, and why wasn't this trait eliminated since it draws detriment upon the plant in the form of being eaten? Why was a trait that provides for the insect and animal kingdom maintained by the vegatable kingdom when it doesn't provide for the plants?

: Is this an indication of God providing for all of life through Divinely Guided Evolution? Was this an act of "Thy Will Be Done" providing for the entire circle of life, and subsequently its evolution, in one brief instance? Is this synonymous with the way the creation of the first four laws of physics in the first second of the Big-Bang provided for all the other Laws of Physics, and subsequently, the Evolution of the Entire Universe?

bzrd here: The interdependency of the biosphere presents an insurmountable hurdle for unguided evolution. I would not argue that God could have Created us through evolution; but, why do we assume that He did, when there is no evidence of evolution above the lower taxonomic levels? These lower levels of taxa are roughly equivalent with the Creation of "kinds" in the Genesis account; do we assume that is coincidental? What is the evolutionary explanation given for so many large animals (dinosours in particular) being found in water-laid sedimentary rocks? This seems, to me, to be rather convincing evidence of a world-wide catastrophic flood. What are the odds of large animal's carcass not being consumed by scavengers? Yet, there are millions of dinosours fossils, not to mention the many, many more that will never be found. Pardon my skeptisism, but, the whole thing sounds kind of far-fetched to me.

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