Monday, August 15, 2005

(Not So) Intelligent Design

Following the "debate" between evolution and "Intelligent Design"?

Cervantes (normally of Staying Alive), who is subbing over at Effect Measure for a while, has the best and funniest perspective on "Intelligent Design (ID) that has ever been written.

He starts off being somewhat reassured that ID means H/She is watching out for us poor humans.

Then there's the whole question of the human body. It has a lot of great features, but a few of them just seem -- sorry to have to say this, but it's true -- not very intelligent. To begin with, there's that stupid appendix, that doesn't seem to do anything except get infected. Then there's the birth canal. It's not a problem for me personally but it is for at leat half of my friends. It's too small for the baby's head, causes no end of trouble. I could go on and on with that. The lower back. I don't expect perfection, everything has to wear out and break down eventually, but there are some pretty obvious improvements you could make there.
Go read the whole thing.