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September 05, 2003

Behold, and the Lord God Muddled the Mind of Man!

Dear readers, I have decided to become a Creationist, I am just dazzeled by this incredible and original argument for irreducible complexity. Only the Mind of God could conceive of brilliances such as Brain Fertilizer. Ah, my head hurts so much, I need to cry & sleep...why can't I be privy to such insights....

Ah, the clarity:

If evolutionary theory is correct, all the species on the planet evolved separately and fully down the various branches. Meaning, we didn't descend from apes, that apes are just as fully developed, specialized and evolved down their track as humans are down ours.

The irony:

I'm not insisting on an alternative, I'll leave you to make your own conclusions. I'm just saying that it seems to me that if the theory of evolution were actually the truth of how we came to be, the people with the ability to ignore logic and common sense enough to believe in it would have been eliminated from the gene pool by the evolutionary process itself

The humility:

I brought up a few points that are not generally addressed by the theory of evolution. If there are any evolutionary scientists who think they can answer just the questions I raised about the eye, I'd love to hear their arguments.

The originality!

Posted by razib at 03:37 PM

Oh my God, how could you NOT be a believer in the Argument from Personal Incredulity?!?

Posted by: PhlegmAsiv at September 5, 2003 04:19 PM

Most people reading this blog are Richard Dawkins fans, so I probably don't have to say, but he takes on the evolution of the eye in Climbing Mount Improbable, and shows beyond any doubt that eyes could have evolved gradually. (BTW, there are at least seven completely different kinds of eyes which have apparently evolved independently.) He also deals with wings and other features of animals which at first glance might prove problematic for evolution.

I like "the argument from personal incredulity"! That perfectly describes the objection of all those I know who disbelieve evolution.


Posted by: Ole Eichhorn at September 5, 2003 06:02 PM