Sunday, January 01, 2006
The theory of "Incompetent Design".
From today's Toronto Star, a good piece on why Intelligent Design is anything but by Conestoga College journalism professor David Smillie.
AFTERSNARK: Smillie's piece is annoyingly timely since I was planning on writing something along the same lines -- just how badly designed is the human form.
As one example, I'm pretty sure that, if I was in charge, I could have come up with a better idea than to have the same orifice do double duty as both the airway and as the method by which we ingest food and water. As we all know, when those two functions get a bit mixed, things can get unpleasant.
And, as a guy, I can assure you that I would have put those family jewels in a safer place, if you know what I mean. Oh, yes, there's no end to bad design in the human body. And don't even get me started on the lower back.
I'm sure you all have other examples.