The Anglo-American court system is predicated upon the belief that an adversarial system will produce the best result. The impartiality of the judge may seem cavalier to some. Nevertheless, the adversarial system allows greater utility and flexibility than the inquisitorial system, and so it endures. Within the natural order, we can readily observe the utilitarian elegance of semifirmus genetic expression coupled with predation and mating competitions. This adversarial system is the biological equivalent of John Harrison’s H4 marine chronometer. The complex matrix of impetuses, oscillators and counterbalances in Creation have facilitated the survival of the rhino, elephant, sloth, horse, lion, and camel despite dramatic climatic changes over the past 20,000 years.
John Donne asks the Tyger, “Did he who made the Lamb make thee?” The answer is yes, but where Harrison used circular balances, bi-metallic strips and caged roller bearings, God has used overproduction, lethal and nonlethal competition for mating privileges, and predation. If we attempt to adjudicate or anthropomorphize, we turn a blanced eye toward the ingenius theotecture of the Natural Order.