Atheists: Isn't is AMAZING how plant life 'evolved' to fit other life forms needs, or is it vice versa...?

Did we animals evolve to be able to enjoy and benefit from plant life, or did plant life somehow figure out what we need and liked, and just miraculously start spewing it (In other words, are WE the environmental factor that pushed some plants evolution, like before we started mingling seeds, etc)??

Without any intelligence necessary, this balance seems nearly impossible. The mathematical chances of this relationship must be overtly astounding; A number I'm sure I've never heard before...

Update:

neil, if MOST plants were poisonous, to protect themselves from predators, rather than have features that attract them as most other plants do, then your statement would make more sense...

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    They evolved together, which is why they "fit together" so perfectly.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Plant evolution is affected by the nutrients available in the soils in which the plants grow and by the animals that feed on the plants...just as animal evolution is affected by the nutrients available in the plants on which they feed and by the availability of those plants.

    It's not really difficult to understand once you get past the mistaken notion that there is some kind of goal or finish line, and you lose the idea that evolution has stopped. There's just a long history of interwoven evolution, with each part dependent on the others.

    It would probably be easier for you to understand if you actually had studied the subject.

    And BTW, the mathematical chances are exactly 1:1.

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    No, vegetation and animals branched out seperately from a earlier ancestor. by the way, algae is akin to early plant existence yet has nevertheless advanced on the grounds that then. 'Plankton' isn't even a unmarried kind of organism, that is a blanket time period for most microscopic sea existence, such as crustaceans and micro organism.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    the difference between plant and animal life is essentially just one of mobility. On the microscopic level, these differences start to blur. complex plant and animal life co-evolved together, so grass evolved under selection pressure from herbivores such as cows, as well competition from bacteria, other plants and other grasses, all competing for the same light and soil and trying to pollinate while not to being eaten.

    It's good that you are interested in evolution, even though you don't understand it much. keep reading and it will make sense

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  • 9 years ago

    Life forms colonized the land in various ways, and through radiant evolution, these early life forms have formed complex interwoven ecosystems on land. More complex plants evolved from earlier algae, and animals that were able to digest these plants went on to propagate their species. Those who couldn't died.

    Clearly, since 99.5% of all life (plant and animal) that has ever existed is now extinct, if there was an "intelligence" involved, he wasn't very good at his job and needed lots of practice.

    Read more: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/105235_a-breif-hist...

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    "The mathematical chances of this relationship must be overtly astounding;"

    Actually the mathematical chances are exactly 1:1.

    Impressive, but hardly astounding.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Evolution is an elegant and interesting phenomenon, but hardly miraculous or impossible.

    You do know that science has answered those questions and if you are truly curious, you are in luck. You are one trip to the library away from having your answers.

  • Bill
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Our existence and evolutionary growth was only possible due to the available foods that we have encountered. The foods that were available developed by the process of natural selection that depended on available nutrients.

  • cws
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Wow that is just stupid, why would we evolve in a way that makes food less available. Your argument is a better example of evolution than anything else.

  • 9 years ago

    If they didn't, they went extinct. Try to understand evolution first before you rant about it.

    98% of all species that ever existed are now extinct. The 2% that evolved with the strongest qualities still remain; nothing miraculous about it.

  • 9 years ago

    your concept is too christian-like. plants weren't created FOR animals, and vice versa. plants evolved and managed to harness their own form of energy. animals then evolved and were able to harness plants as food. neither formed FOR the other.

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