If we take it back far enough, with by rudimentary knowledge of evolution, then there has to be a life-form which can reproduce from itself, which for some reason changes into two, male and female. The reason for this is just randomness doing its thing, apparently. Yet is this a reasonable answer? Why should it mutate anything which is favourable in the first place?
(Common sense would say that intelligence was needed, and yet common sense does not seem to be a requirement in evolution. Having said this, common sense can be wrong)
Nevertheless, it does, and so, somehow, we see life understand, that, as soon as they were 'two', they needed to mate in order to bring about life, and as soon as this happens, they have to look after in some way, their offspring. How did this happen? It seems to bring with it a whole bag of necessities which must be there. As soon as the division has taken place, there must be in place a desire to reproduce, in other words to join what has just been broken! a desire to look after the young, protect, feed etc, and then more than likely, drive them off so they don't eat food from your own patch. This also helps to prevent inbreeding. Does that show intelligence? I guess if that is what we thought brought it all about it would.
But if we don't then it just luck. Favourable luck, which we seem to get plenty of if there is no intelligence. But can we really say that in this scenario, there is actually such a thing as 'luck'? (Does it really have a real true meaning?) This implies, does it not, that we are thinking of an end product which is beneficial to life, to indeed us, in order that it was 'lucky' in the first place. And this 'idea' of luck has to be invented to 'cover' the absence of intelligence.
So if not luck, it just happened that way.
So we then see that there is a complicated development of the universe, our planet, and life on this planet, as just happening the way it did, and just blindly accepting it. Is this a reasonable answer?
The ridiculous odds of the universe and everything in it, developing as it did, just, 'happened that way'. It does not really sound like science in action. It sounds more like a fear of the unknown.
Or, we might ask, is it possible that DNA could at one time have been changed by the input from us, from our own experiences? Now that would be fascinating.
If not, then everything is just luck, tidied up with 'choice' which seems to know what to choose and what not to choose. This choice is of course natural selection. This brings with it a question of just what exactly is 'natural'? Presumably most people think in this case: 'Devoid of God'. But that is surely a presupposition on the part of the person in question. What if we called 'natural' by the title 'intelligence'. What would we then think?
On a science program on TV, they said that Man came out of the jungle and that we grew a cartilage at the back of our neck which stops the head throwing forward when we are running (something one would need if one were to leave the safety of the trees) and also our hair fell out. The hair is said to have fallen out because we were too hot in the desert. How did it know that it had to do that?
Our we saying that some hair fell out of some, they lived, but those who kept their hair, overheated and died? If so, then it seems again, captain mutation came to the rescue and started our hair falling out. In that sense, 'choice' seems an after thought, when compared with the responsibility put on the shoulders of 'captain mutation'.
Of course, he did not get rid of the hair on our head or eyebrows, as this was beneficial. One it protects the head, and eyebrows stop sweat going into the eyes. So we must assume then that a lot of people died not seeing the lion coming towards them because their eyes were 'stinging' or, perhaps they fell off a cliff!
It appears that there almost seems to be a hidden, dare I say it, intelligence, which is like an undercurrent changing, much like people do, to the times.
I could go on, but the general idea, if one is not clear on what I am asking, is, How is that captain mutation seems to know what to send down the evolutionary conveyor belt, and when, so that lazy old captain selection, can merely pick the ones he wants. And why is it they work so well together anyway? No good sending car parts to someone wanting a patio!
Do we ignore the 'design' that we see around us? For me, Creationists take that design idea to far, and evolutionists, don't take it far enough.
Yes, I do believe in God, however, I want answers to this from people who can openly argue it, without thinking that I am trying to push God down their throat just because I mention intelligence