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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2011,10:47   

Quote (JLT @ Sep. 10 2011,04:22)
Nick Matzke sounds just a tiny bit exasperated.
Even under an ID hypothesis, plant carnivory ought to have some function, right? Itís not exactly revolutionary to suggest that the function of *carnivory*, i.e. *eating things*, is probably to *get nutrients*. Gimme a freakiní break here!

The only reason you guys are objecting to these basic points is that you just hate Darwin and somehow have got it in your head that the association between carnivorous plants and low-nutrient situations is some kind of evolutionary/Darwinist conspiracy. But that just ainít so.

If you follow the discussion, that's exactly what's going on. In essence, they're arguing that there's no benefit for the plant in being carnivorous. †But no one asks why, if that were true, a supposedly intelligent designer would've made them carnivorous. Probably because god the designer works in mysterious ways.

If The Fall could make those nice plant-eating T-rexes turn into carnivorous beasts, then surely the plants had to join them.

"Just think if every species had a different genetic code We would have to eat other humans to survive.." : Joe G

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