Defender, you are obviously arguing from a theological perspective.I'm already home, Dude. Didn't you read my post when I compared the debate between science and religion as a game of rock, paper, scissors? And where did I defend the Bible without questioning it? I suggested that the human authors of the Bible used symbolism to explain our place in the physical world. I understand it is the product of the human mind.
Both you and Nuggin are smart. Why can't you acknowledge that I am suggesting that there must be forethought before a wingless creature can evolve into something with wings? Why does it always go into the realms of wizards, fairies and elves? I am not throwing out the claims of science, merely questioning them. Why does it have to result in talking to people who question science as though we are believers in interdimenionsal beings with magic? And then to tell me to go away? I will go away. But only because I have to poop.
The reason that scientists don't think that evolution is guided is because there is no need for it. It is easy to see how flight evolved. In fact flight evolved at least four times on the Earth, and there are species that are following the path to flight today. That does not necessarily mean that there offspring will fly. They may or may not depending upon all sorts of factors. And we do not need the "hand of God" to guide these results. It can all be explained by natural selection and genetic variation.