Natural Selection by Design

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Science

NATURAL SELECTION BY DESIGN; Earth as Seed and Soil, the way it was suppose do be.

Philip Ney 14/8/15

Assumption

God is almighty and He is very social. He desires for His own and for human joy limitless,

interesting friends with whom to spend limitless time and in boundary less space. As

incomprehensible as this may seem, God is easily capable of chatting individually with an

infinite number and variety of people. It gives Him great joy to get to know a person, especially

if they are wise and loyal.

God designed humans to be a little lower than Himself (Ps. 8:5). He wants them to know Him

as a person. That includes knowing everything He knows. He understands this will take an

infinitely long time, (eternity) but He made humans with that capacity, especially with a new

body and mind which uses all the genes that now seem to be redundant.

Prerequisites

1. Start date. There was a beginning of the matter and energy that were necessary to build a

home for the humans God had in mind.

2. Plenty of time. God was in no rush to create humans and He was determined they should

survive in the environment He was building.

3. Detailed plans for everything that were to be tested over time.

4. Experimental attitude which allowed for trial runs and the flexibility of thinking which would

permit discarding less well designed versions.

5. Elementary particles that can be used in building almost any type of force and matter yet

most of energy and matter is not detectable. It is called dark matter because it does not give off

or reflect any known radiation.

6. Basic sustainable, reliable forces with which to keep the whole universe energized and strung

together. Gravity is only one of these. Gravity is more likely to be a substance than a particle or

wave. (ref. A Grave Consideration of Gravity)

7. Reliable, strong, intelligent servants who will carry out His instructions with great precision.

8. Predictable moral forces that will guide human thought and behaviour without constraining

the human to always comply.

Bounded Natural Selection by Design, (BNSD)

God is capable of designing anything with great precision but as a good scientist there was

always the slim chance that the development could be improved upon. He was sufficiently wise

and self-assured to acknowledge that the final development should include the possibility of

further natural development. At the same time He knew that each structure could not be

allowed to develop beyond its basic structure without that structure becoming self-destructive.

The earth was designated the place for field trials. Thus it was constructed with a limited

amount of variability that could naturally select designs that were an improvement. It must be

emphasized that to create the possibility of natural selection took more not less intelligence. To

help select the more efficiently designed naturally advanced models shows God could see well

into the future and know which of a number of possibilities was going to develop in the

direction He had in mind.

The hypothesis of bounded natural selection helps answer some persistent puzzles debated

by both creationists and evolutionists?

a) Why does human development use such a small percentage of the genes that are available

in human chromosomes? Since God is eternal He must be efficient and not make any substance

He will not use. I suspect these “extra genes” will be used in the quick creation of a new body

that is promised to those who are destined for eternal life.

b) The human and most creatures have vestigial organs (e.g. some whales have little feet) that

could mean they have developed from a species that had and used those organs or these are

the earliest phases of the full development of that creature using these organs in heaven. i.e.

walking and talking whales.

c) The wild profusion of seed which is far in excess of what that flora or fauna would need in

this life. I believe God expected those seeds to be gathered on earth and planted in Mars etc. as

humanity colonized space.

d) God designed this bounded natural selection. This designed required more intelligence than

designing every detail of every plant and creature.

Since God so wanted to have a wide variety of human friends to love and teach, He set the

whole order of natural selection in place so it would increase the variety of people, other

creatures and all plants. He was so pleased when some individuals, naturally selected, were

significantly different. He was very displeased with handicaps; not the people but the way a

handicap could limited the love, life and freedom on any person.

Jesus taught not only what people should think and do but also the way things were and how

to handle these verities. Examples: i) “To him that has shall more be given”. People with talent

or wealth find it so much easier to get ahead. ii) “The poor you will always have with you” This

is not the way things should be but it does provide God loving people the opportunity of

learning how to love others, even though they may smell terribly.

Bounded natural selection is not random but designed. It is not spontaneous but energized

and directed by God.

Earth as the “hot house” for prototypes.

God created seeds that produced plants and animals with far more seeds than any plant or

animal might need for basic replication. I suspect He envisioned these seeds being taken to

distant habitable planets for planting and harvesting by humans who would select the better

varieties. They would take these hardier varieties to even more distant earths for planting until

the whole universe was full of them of all the flora and fauna that are now at home on Terra.

God allowed natural adversities so human could adapt and breed the best of humans. God

never did and never will approve of discarding the “faulty” specimens but expected humans to

struggle to meet the special needs of some people and thus become more loving and wise. In

these ways, nothing is wasted

Bounded vs. Spontaneous Natural Selection

It might be argued that God can’t be all-knowing if He needs to rely of natural selection to

develop and test by natural selection. On the other hand it would take even greater intelligence

to design a system in which a species could develop its own modifications from the proto-type.

There would need to be limits to this natural selection by design so that species didn’t inbred

and lose their original genes.

God driven, guided and energized natural selection (GDENS) differs significantly to Darwin’s

ideas. As the name suggests, this process has been carefully designed. Darwin believed the

whole natural selection of what was better was spontaneous (Spontaneous Natural Selection

for Fitter Species, SNSFS) as if the universe had the capacity to think thru all the ramifications

and constraints that would be required to make this complicated system work. SNSFS makes

no attempt to explain the origin of energy and elementary particles. As explained in other

chapters, once you can believe in the existence of an all wise and powerful God, the reasons for

all other observations fall into place. GDENS understands that God provides the basic design

and the energy for the ongoing process. SNSFS relies upon the idea of spontaneity to provide

the guidance and energy for natural selection. Entropy shows that belief is ludicrous. The 2nd

law of thermodynamics shows that you get less work than you calculated from the energy

source. Everything is inefficient and therefore winding down. As systems become less energetic,

they become more disorganized. In GDENS any shortfall in energy is replenished from God’s

infinite store.

God’s good earth was built as a laboratory in which to design and test prototypes of all

creatures. It seems to imply God was no able to design or bench test all the species now known

to humans. As argued elsewhere in these volumes, God cannot exist outside His own laws

governing time, matter and energy. Thus it would take time and energy to redesign each

species. So He saved time and energy by creating as system for the development and testing of

subspecies. I’m quite sure God was intent on running His universe efficiently as possible since

there was such a huge demand on His energy by so many billions of galaxies and solar systems

that were decay because of entropy. Maybe in His original design everything was so carefully

calculated and efficient, there was no entropy. The fall of man was the beginning of entropy

and the progressive degeneration of everything. With human disobedience and wrong choices,

the devil was able to insert an error term in God’s huge computer so that everything became

unbalanced and died, not instantaneously but progressively. God kept poring energy into this

inefficient universe but was waiting for human-kind to choose Him as Lord, Saviour and Friend

so he could collapse the whole array and start afresh. It appears that now He is so disgusted

with people willfully, ignorantly killing his new babies, He is letting the solar system run down

by first letting the earth’s orbit decay. In so doing He is challenging arrogant humans to fix the

basic problem if they can. Even when it becomes so obvious that humans cannot correct rapid

orbital decay and all its attendant destructive forces, most humans will not bow to God, repent

and humbly ask Him to give them one more chance.

Human propagating

Humans have far more seeds than they need to sustain their species. They also have an

intense desire to propagate and when properly nourished, a vast reserves of sexual energy. This

can get them into trouble if it is not properly channelled. God did not make any mistakes in

design so I suspect He intended that humans would conquer space and the seed the whole

universe with people who God would get to know and enjoy chatting with.

Had Adam and Eve obeyed God’s command to be fruitful and multiply there would have been

far more people covering the whole earth in different climes and thus with different

appearances and personalities. If Adam, with the help of his wife and family obeyed God’s

command to name (classify) the creatures he would have developed the scientific method of

investigation and discovery. Thus the technologies that are now just making travel to Mars

possible, would be far more advanced. The understanding of matter and energy would also be

much deeper and extensive so that time and gravity were not such impediments to space

travel.

There is certainly enough space and is growing faster than the speed of light. There is plenty of

matter and energy. All that is lacking is courage and ingenuity to make space travel comfortable

and quick. A poor farmer is confronted by a dilemma of keeping his particularly errant cows

from wandering into a neighbour’s fields but he doesn’t have the money to buy good fencing

nor enough sense to see that the solution is right at hand. But he keeps wandering about

watching, thinking and praying, “Oh Lord show me how”. Then bingo, “I think I got it. Thank you

Lord”.

During a hot dry spell the farmer (your ordinary local yokel) dams a creek running thru his

property, fashions a crude water wheel or turbine, rewires an old generator from his no longer

operational tractor, makes all the wire from his dilapidated fence into a single strand and

“ouch” he has an electric fence all made from materials he had at hand. As any old farmer will

tell you, “Where there is a will, there is a way” Humanity now has all the materials and

knowledge to travel at least to Mars if they had the will. There ‘jump gap’ between feasible and

daring is much less for modern man than it was for Columbus. (God has provided all the

resources humans need to colonize space. All they must do is discover it. Like the farmer they

find that is not too difficult, if only Christians would turn off their habitual entertainment and

observe all those unique and puzzling things near at hand and far away.)

With limitless space to explore and colonize, humans would be far less combative and more

cooperative. With no preconceived restriction on the size of human families, there would be

much greater cohesion. With the pride that comes from exploration, young men would gladly

volunteer for space ship crews, especially if they could take their wives and children with them.

This hypothesis is supported by human natural inclinations. There is nothing like being a

pioneer for most men. Very few women are hostile to children. Most would like to have and

raise as many as their blueprint indicates. Most men would enjoy having many children and a

wife who was well educated in child rearing and human psychology supporting him as the

whole family’s main goal in life. Thus families would be more likely to be harmonious and

happy.

The human sex drive creates pair bonding, families and good mutual health if it results in ad

lib heterosexual intercourse. It only harms if used to just obtain pleasure or any other

combination other than a man and wife. While the male seminal plasma absorbed by his wife

makes her content and healthy, her vaginal secretions quiet and sooth him thus modulating his

sex drive. The orgasm is the most powerful reinforcement known to humans. It will normally

result in an unbreakable bond of man and woman but paired with any other behaviour will

result in pathological addictions like pornography and peadophilia.

The hypothesis of Bounded Natural Selection by Design (BNSD) is supported by modern

science: “the basic three quarks, changing numbers of gluons flit around like fireflies, flickering

in and out of existence and pairs of quarks and antiquarks form and dissolve…” (Scientific

American page 48, May 2015)

This hypothesis is supported by scripture: “And He shall send His angels to gather His elect

from the four corners of the earth and from one end of heaven to the other” Matt 24:31

SUMMARY

Having known the Designer/Creator personally for over 70 years, having read his writings

and speeches, having quietly listened to thoughts suggested by His Holy Spirit now living in me,

having experimentally carefully studied the most complex object of His creation the human and

having imputed to Him thoughts I might have if I were Him. Being made like Him although very

much smaller, dumber, and much less powerful, I think it is safe to assume that we think alike) I

believe God’s original intention, if humans would have only obeyed and trusted Him, was to

have an infinite number of good friends of an almost infinite variety, with whom to have

unhurried chats, any time it so pleased Him. To have an infinite number and variety, He needed

infinite space and time. The earth was to serve as soil and seed, providing a good testing

ground and thru natural selection to develop the most efficient and beautiful members of every

species, that God designed and fashioned. Thus the earth could develop and test seeds

including humans that would populate the universe which is still growing and expanding.

The original propagating couple did not live up to God’s expectations. They disobeyed by

not multiplying, developing the scientific method but attempting to short circuit the process

with a method suggested by God’s arch enemy. They rebelled and from that moment on the

original plan was in jeopardy. But God purposes are never defeated so the alternative of life on

this old planet was put into effect by God’s son Jesus. The rest is history, predominately y

painful history. There is still a faint likelihood and odds are very lopsided but God could invade,

not as a great conquering warrior but as a gentle friendly giant and set everything in order. It all

depends on humanity’s desire to put God’s intentions first.