Why Natural Selection is probably a misnomer

I think natural selection is somewhat of a misnomer. Even natural processes can be God directed.

For example, the cold winters were planned and executed precisely and intently, down to the exact temperature and duration, to cause necessary intended changes to happen on earth…

Here is a slightly less vague example to help, before I dig up the details on the one given above.

I was in the Chicago Field Museum and was wowed out of my mind by the guide’s introduction of Lignans – introduction of new type of cells, buidling blocks of trees, that cannot be digested by anything on the planet at that time, and then all these were buried and turned into pressurized into coal millions of years later. That blew my mind. Imagine x years of trees grown all over earth rapidly then when they die they just accumulated pile high. Then the pressure and their own weight (plus maybe some geology and tectonics) made them into fuel that we use and rely on today. How did this cell lignan suddently come to existence and why? And why wasn’t there anything that could digest it??

Science can discover and observe but only history, philosophy, theology can tell us why. Even all the human disciplines added together cannot know everything, so how can One human discipline claim know everything and have the right answer?

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About R. Lin

從主6年、依靠主、愛主。感謝主給我們好老師和好教材,幸福之餘亦興奮,想要把在北美聽到的課翻譯成中文與更多朋友分享!福音真的是無價的珍珠!提姆凱勒有一句極有趣的話:文是為福音所造。"The ultimate purpose of language is the Gospel." - Tim Keller 福音美兮,願我在這裡的拙文能同大家享受也分享上帝的福音。 家在溫哥華,現今在芝加哥建築工程業界工作(因此而翻譯事工停頓了許多年),禱告有一天能全心全意地好好地宣道、講道、護道、翻譯、畫畫聖經啟示,等。 C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Chicago Chapter) 魯益師研究院 同仁 Registered Translator in British Columbia (Chinese to English); Translator and interpreter of English to Chinese literature Pianist (Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music) Enthusiast of Christian apologetics, art, culture, history, literature, religion, science, philosophy, design and thoughtful living.
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