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<FOG>What stick insects are "doing" is called mimesis BTW, it's not mimicry, people without a biology background often confuse those too. Crypsis has been suggested as the broader name for mimesis, mimicry and camouflage.</FOG>As for mimicry: mutation and natural selection are a fine explantion for it.
If you invoke natural selection, then either half of the equation should be extinct.
Using the correct words is clearly a bit of an effort for some people so here is the noddy version:Some stinging insects developed vestigial stripes. Some didn't but would survive worse because they may die before getting to sting a predator. Because some of the stinging ones had stripes, predators which avoided the the most stripy ones survived better ('selecting' themselves, naturally, you could call it). Mutually, the stripy bugs and the smarter predators enhanced the stripy characteristic. Other, non-stingy insects also survived better and developed stripes, also. Nobody needed to 'copy anyone'- "hey, if I got a stripy jumper, too, the big boy may not pick on me" is not an evolutionary argument.Apart from the objection to timescales involved, can there be anything wrong with that as an explanation for bees and hoverflies?But when and where does God get involved in the process? Is it happening all the time or was it a one-off? Give me your answer, do. You argument stands of falls on the need for a clear reply with no holes in.There is no need to insult me or call me stupid - just give a cogent answer.
You're not thinking clearly, surely. I don't insult people and call them stupid unless provoked, and I certainly don't think you are either of those. Just misinformed, or misguided.