Friday, March 19, 2010
Richard Marshall is at it again, giving his "arguments for Intelligent Design in the Fort Scott (Kansas) Tribune. It's hard to believe, but these are even more inane than the last ones:
The most amazing phenomenon in the world is the human body. Have you ever wondered why the most vulnerable organ in the body has the most protections? The most vulnerable organ, the brain is enclosed within a bone enclosure. The next most vulnerable organs -- the heart and lungs are enclosed in the rib cage. I would say that the evidence is clear that the human body was intelligently designed this way.
The nervous system is not just the most awesome system in the body but the most awesome phenomenon in the whole world. The nervous systems is so extensive that if everything was removed from the body except the nervous system, that the form of the body would still be there. It is through our nervous system that we have contact with and relate to our environment.
Yes, the human brain and eye and circulatory system are complex but not orders of magnitude more complex than other animals. Chimps, bonobos, dolphins and whales have brains closely matching ours in complexity. Cephalopod eyes are "better" than ours in some ways. And giraffe circulatory systems are more complex than ours.
This time Marshall has nothing really to do but repeat the "Gee whiz! That's complicated, it must of been designed!" argument from personal incredulity ... though he does throw in both the watch and his previous Cadillac analogy.
The only question is whether his lack of imagination is what makes him believe in creationism or whether it what makes him think these are cogent arguments.
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I'm surprised he can't spell that word right. Clearly, this guy is a space cadet.
I'm wondering if the editors are snickering.
one word: scrotum
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Sure ... the same reason he points to human skulls and rib cages. As far as they are concerned, it's all about us ... the attempt to show we are somehow special. To think about other aspects of life is to take away that focus.
Has the man never heard of, or even better experienced concussion? The brain is in reality incredibly badly packaged. It would be much better off in the stomach.
He needs no ribcage like the rest of us.
Divine creation, or my imagination?
This argument is ridiculous.