Even though the mechanical and robotics engineers, production assembly-line experts, and project engineers may have designed several automobile assembly-lines in the past…new innovations in the automobile change the new assembly-line.
Such things as power steering, anti-lock brakes, fuel injection, engines placed in the rear-end of the car, GPS screens built into the dashboard, hands-off backwards steering for parallel parking, Bluetooth© telephone systems, openable sun-roofs, hybrid gas and electric fueling, and a number of other innovations…add new things to be analyzed in terms of the debugging of the assembly-line.
Genetic mutations in living plants and animals…defined as random accidental mistakes being put-out as variant traits to be chosen or rejected by natural selection…choices based upon their value for survival or reproduction…that over time accumulate to create entirely new species that split-off and separate as illustrated on Darwin’s tree-of-life…is the hallmark, common ancestry feature of Darwinism…the essence of the theory of macroevolution.
Yet curiously, this hypothesis for the mechanism that could be one possible explanation for the vast diversity of life on earth…is going in the exact opposite direction of the essential debugging activity that must occur on the assembly-line…before the mass-production of any new product…new automobiles in our example above…can begin.
Debugging of assembly-line issues that must be settled early…identified and resolved before mass-production can begin…has the intentional goal of achieving perfectly flawless and error-free manufacturing of fully functional and operative end-products.
This mass-production, real-world assembly-line imperative has a quality-assurance agenda that is totally at odds with the Darwinian notion…that it would be the otherwise normally unwanted “bugs” during the embryonic development assembly of living organisms…that would be the counterintuitive supply-source for the radical genetic variants needed to fuel major, macroevolutionary change…the theoretical explanation for the vast diversity of life and the origin of new species.
For an assembly-line to work properly as intended…without hitting this same nail on the head too many times…again the debugging phase must be completed before mass-production begins.
That is the whole purpose…the innovative genius…of assembly-line debugging…to get the thing running error-free and efficiently at the outset of mass-production.
The same intentional aim holds true for the upfront debugging of computer software-program language-code, and for the ahead-of-time text editing of a book to find and correct misspelled words.
The performance appraisal of the finished product…post-production…is an entirely different operation from the initial assembly-line trial-runs during the debugging phase…at the earlier time when the fine-tuning of the assembly-line itself is an advancing work-in-progress…intended to find the hidden “bugs” in the assembly process that must be identified and eliminated.
This is all leading to an important point.
By definition, the natural selection audit of choosing or rejecting variant traits for survival or reproduction…cannot start until after post-birth of the particular life-form…as the maturing life-form reaches adulthood.
Genetic mutations…producing variant traits to be chosen by natural selection…logically cannot occur during the embryonic development phase…because there is nothing far enough along in development for natural selection to definitively choose from.
Natural selection can only work…can only occur…in the post-production, performance appraisal phase…which in the living world starts at post-birth…and in many cases does not actually become definitive until the organism reaches adult maturity.
One of the inconsistencies in the theory of Darwinian macroevolution…as a purely blind, unguided, naturalistic explanation for the origin of species and the vast diversity of life on earth…which after giving it some thought becomes apparent to someone like myself who has several books written and published on avoiding problems and mistakes during the assembly process of new housing construction…is that within the explanatory storyline of Darwinian macroevolution, there is a materialistic omission of any consideration for the necessary ingredient of debugging foresight.
This is not an objection that can be lightly brushed aside on a shelf…while we work-out the fine details of macroevolution.
This is a fundamental issue that if unexplainable by either a lack of empirical evidence…or by the lack of a plausibly rational interim hypothesis that is not so generalized as to be evasive and non-responsive to the question…acting as a mere placeholder…then macroevolution remains a theoretical hypothesis without scientific fact-based status.