Posted by Jtpsops on 2/7/2013 11:52:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 2/7/2013 8:55:00 PM (view original):There's a difference. If you want to try and develop a freakishly strong animal, sure, you find the biggest, strongest parents. But that's not creating a new species.
Do you think animals are bred for size? Like breed a big bull with a big cow in hopes of a big calf?
If you say "Yes", do you think it's possible to breed for intelligence?
If you say "Yes", do you think a smart monkey would be a better provider thus making him more attractive to the smart females?
Do you see where I'm heading?
I already said I think each species can adapt certain physical characteristics based on their surroundings (or in this case, heritage) - but that's still not the creation of a new species. If we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? Seems to me if there was need for them to evolve, then all monkeys would have evolved or died. Or better yet, in response to your question - can a human impregnate a monkey? If we came from monkeys, why can we not cross breed with them?
Breeding two big cows to get a big calf is not the same as something evolving into an entirely different species.
OK, I disagree but, since neither of us knows what could happen over millions/billions of years, let's try another route.
God is all powerful, right? If he wanted to dissipate earth, he could, right? Or, maybe just remove humans from here, right?
Do you think God could have created earth, populated it with lesser species and let things move at their own pace? Do you think He could have watched the smarter monkeys mate and become "better"? Do you think He could have said "Man, that first run of monkeys was pretty sloppy. I'm gonna create a better monkey!" And, as it were, he eventually created a species that resembles us today?