For a reason.
Post 35 “There are no ‘accidents’ in nature.”
Post 38 “Mutation happens”
Post 41 “For a reason.”
I realize that creationist religions hold that “accidents” don’t happen in nature.
Nonetheless, the book “Darwin’s Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated” by Steve Jones, has this to say about evolutionary “accidents.” (pages 170-171)
“DNA’s inability to copy itself without mistakes - mutation - means that evolution is inevitable. Natural selection does no more than capialize on that fact. Species, too, are by products of the Mendelian machine. They emerge from the apparatus of inheritance, from the ways that genes join forces to do their job. If genes for size, shape or behavior work together only in the right combinations, then, as different mixtures build up in different places, the origin of species becomes inevitable. Once established they may evolve further, but, of their nature, species happen by accident.”