Intelligent Design and the human body

After deep study I have come to the semi-scientific conclusion that Intelligent Design is a fallacy. I base this conclusion on the ongoing study I have done of my body and the shocking discovery that the design is shoddy. Bad back, bad knees, loss of hair where you need it and growth of same where you don’t. Surely if an ultimate being had designed humankind¬† it would have been possible to build a better model.

Maybe teeth that would re-grow as the old ones wore out? No migration of the hair from the head to the ears? Possibly mental improvement rather than mental decline as we get older? Would that be too much to ask from intelligent design?

If (as they claim) it is entirely possible to extend life to 150 years what’s the point if the body is set to collapse by the time you reach your 80s. Were we purposely designed for planned obsolescence? Which I suppose could be part of intelligent design, but then what would be the point of making us smart enough to extend our life span if we end up for the last fifty years or so sitting in some dreary nursing home wondering who we were. Possibly we are simply a prototype?

Then again we haven’t done too well with evolution either. Granted we learned to walk upright and lost a lot of body hair in the process, learned to vocalize and went from drumming on a hollow logs to piano concertos. But what has it done for us lately? It seems that the process has stalled out. This is disappointing seeing as new studies indicate that birds can evolve to changing conditions over short periods of time. Where did man go wrong?

Or – maybe as in the final episode of St. Elsewhere we are simply a figment of an autistic child’s imagination. That would simplify things.

So many questions and so few answers. Slow night.

(Loosely categorized under ‘humour’)

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6 Responses to “Intelligent Design and the human body”

  1. Ben Says:

    Try to understand the theory in Intelligent Design Message from the Designers, and you may see a much bigger picture. This includes a sensible explanation the original intention of all the worlds religions and at the same time a logical explanation behind the appearance of the so called ufos over the millennia, but particularly since 1945 – the oh my god the kids have found the matches stage. There are traces of evidence in the religious and historical texts , in archaeology, in modern science and genetics and not least in part of the ufo phenomenon. Evolution theory is brilliant but the evidence of progression of design was 160 years ago was understandably thought tp be nature. In this theory we have a new idea of progression of design by very advanced science, which makes our level of science today look like a primitive tribesman of say 2000 years ago compared to say a NASA scientist. If you think this is science fiction, then in the context of this theory, so are the dangers of nuclear war, over-population and environment degradation. So first we have god and gods to explain our origins, then along came Darwin and now we have progressive evolution of design by very advanced science.

  2. Gary Says:

    Intelligent design may not be evident in your body, but in mine, the intelligence is clearly evident: God is indeed freckled!

    Actually, I think you are setting the bar too high for an intelligent designer. Perfection — in any sense — is not required.

    The mere fact that you [and I can walk, talk, and reproduce — how ever inelegantly — is difficult to explain without postulating some minimal intelligence of a designer. It beggers belief that total randomness could create a cell, leastwise a working thinking organism.

    • Ben Says:

      The theory I am talking about is not about randomness, but progressive evolution of design by very advanced science and not by nature. For me it is clear the science of today is advancing very quickly indeed and we can surely understand the notion of more advanced scientists who are both technically and spiritually sophisticated?

  3. Gary Says:

    Ben: I like your faith. It’s very commendable.

    It is however similar to religious faith.

  4. Ben Says:

    Thank you GaryAs I understand ligere in Latin means to tie a knot. Hence religere means a linked understanding hence the word religion.Today’s religion is de factor science/knowledge. Yes I have great faith in science and the future. I am all for demystifying the old understandings, including Darwin and the spiritualisation of science. I might add there is some increasing urgency for scientists to consider this theory more closely given the potentially unfortunate prediction. This ‘ baby’ humanity is fast approaching a point where it will be ‘ born’ or ‘stillborn’

  5. totalrecoil Says:

    I still think that we may be a prototype and that at some far off galaxy there lives a new and improved model. Or, an alternate theory being that we are rejects off the production line and this is a junkyard. I might have read that in a Science Fiction story somewhere.

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