Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Life (continued)

The next significant evolutionary development, the ambulatory, occurred in the ponds and streams. This is so obvious, that even science seems to have it right. If evolution stopped with seeding, life on Earth would be dead-ended. A forest would grow here, seed itself somewhere else, then burn down. Life was preserved, but to what effect. Life has not extended its survivability.
Life has to extend its survivability.
This is the key purpose for any evolutionary advancement because without the extension of survivability, there might as well be no life. While the ambulatory stage of evolution took place in water, its most significant effect was on land. The significance of the ambulatory stage can be stated with reference to a deer. As the forest fire rages, consuming all stationary life in its path, the ambulatory deer can flee the fire to live another day.
Science would most certainly ask, how does this increase the survivability of life? The seeding stage has already taken care of preserving life. The deer is merely a more complex seeding system.
That’s because to science, evolution is purposeless. However, with the development of the ambulatory stage, life had entered a stage that allowed it to begin to learn how to survive. I’m shortcutting the millions of failed attempts that led from fins to legs, but in my case, I end up with life, because it has increased its longevity, has extended its range of survivability. With science and its fish crawling out of the swamp, we have the trial and error happenstance of a fish crawling out of a swamp. With science, it has no purpose. Under my view of evolution, we have a significant event because mobility extends survivability. The ambulatory stage not only increased survivability because it allows life, which up until that time could only stay in place while the fire consumed it, to flee danger.
(To be continued)

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