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Section 17 - PERFECT BALANCE
There must be a BEST plan for God to follow in making a creature to
fit particular habits, purposes, climates, foods, and resist foes. Now
it follows that God must make some other creature that meets nearly the
same conditions, on nearly the same pattern, if he does his best. The variation
in equipment must keep up with the variation in conditions and the advantages
and handicaps must preserve a balance, no more, no less than enough to
keep one from driving others out.
BEAUTY AND ODDITY
In addition to variation for the sake of balance, God has added beauty
and oddity. If his sole purpose in doing this was to disprove evolution,
has done it well. Evolution will be a long time explaining the "identification"
marks and manners of all life.
WHAT SIMILARITY PROVES
Meat platters, soup plates, dinner plates, pie plates, and saucers have a similarity. Now suppose we dig in the pottery yard and find broken saucers below broken meat platters, does that prove that they fed saucers into one end of a machine and took platters out at the other end? Is the little dish a many-times-grandmother to the big one. Have the cream pitcher and sugar bowl descended from a marble? On the contrary, it indicates that one maker made each one for a different purpose of the same clay. It is hardly consistent for our evolvo tutors to insist that an amoeba would make us alike and a God could not.