Monday, December 13, 2010
The bad design we see is precisely what we'd expect if evolution were true.
Creationists often object to this sort of argument, saying that it's not scientific but theological. God is inscrutable, they claim, so how could we possibly know how he would or would not design creatures? But this misses the point, for the "bad design" we see is precisely what we'd expect if evolution were true. The laryngeal nerve takes that long detour because, in our fishy ancestors, it was lined up behind a blood vessel, with both nerve and vessel servicing the gills. As the artery moved backward during its evolution to the mammalian aorta, the nerve was constrained to move behind it, although its target (the larynx, an evolutionary descendant of the gill arch) remained up in the neck. If you insist that such designs reflect God's plan, then you must admit that his plan was to make things look as if they had evolved.
This is from Jerry Coyne's review of "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Richard Dawkins. Evolution deniers need to read the whole thing. You don't have to read the book. Just read the review which should be enough to convince any normal person why evolution is a basic scientific fact.
Oh wait. There's nothing normal about evolution deniers. It's for a good reason they are called a lot of things, including "willfully ignorant", "uneducated morons", "too god-soaked to understand simple scientific concepts", and "fucking idiots".
Christians, a google search for "evidence evolution" would give you information that would take several lifetimes to read. But you don't read any of it unless it was published by the professional liars who defend your dead Jeebus.
Christians, if you want to be gullible suckers, you have to expect to be treated like gullible suckers, and that's exactly the treatment you get from your Liars-For-Jeebus. Your favorite liars know they are lying, and they know you Christians are too fucking lazy to check their fake facts. The professional liars laugh at you Christian retards all the way to the bank.
If you Christians don't want to grow up, educate yourselves, and face facts, that's fine with me. Just don't complain when everyone points at you and laughs.