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"Living things don't need to be designed? Whether they need to or not, do they not appear to be designed? When you look at a human hand, do you ever mistake it for something else? There is a distinct pattern there."

Wilson, Why Won't God Heal Amputees 36 Comments [12/24/2007 5:30:49 AM]
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Heat a thin layer of fluid and you'll see hexagons. All Glory To The Almighty Soup that designed it that way!

12/24/2007 5:44:11 AM


I read your complete post, Wilson.

You are not really into the thinking part of human life, are you?

12/24/2007 6:13:43 AM


This is the most obvious Argument from Design I've seen in a long while.

The human hand only looks designed because you assume it to be designed.

Note: Being shaped by millions of years of evolution could also easily be misconstrued as being "designed" by a conscious entity. People used to think that angels pushed the planets around, too.

12/24/2007 6:14:28 AM


FUCK NO, living things don't appear to be designed! If we were designed I'd have armor plating and no appendix.

12/24/2007 6:15:47 AM


If living things were "designed", vertabrate retinas wouldn't be constructed backasswards.

12/24/2007 6:35:38 AM


Got any allergies?

12/24/2007 6:57:59 AM


If I were designed I'd like to ask the designer a few questions? Why don't I have sonar so I can see the bloody things I walk into every night when I go pee?

Which leads me to my second question: Why couldn't the designer make my bladder big enough to get me through the night without having to get up 2 or 3 times to go piss?

I must say that my "Gaydar" is quite handy at times, at least when I'm in the mood, but that could not possibly have been installed by the designer you are thinking of since teh ghey is sin.

12/24/2007 7:27:15 AM


There's plenty of examples of vestigiality in humans (meaning adaptations that have degraded because they are no longer important to survival, for the fundies who know nothing about evilmalution)

- The appendix, as already mentioned

- The tailbone (still used for muscle attachments, which is why it isn't completely gone)

- Ear muscles (everyone has them, few people can actually use them)

- Plica semilunaris (the little pink thing in the corner of your eye, used to be a nictitating membrane or "inner eyelid")

12/24/2007 7:55:40 AM

So, God exists because you need him to exist?, reminds me of Voltaire, I think.

12/24/2007 9:00:17 AM


Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

12/24/2007 11:28:55 AM


oh yes. I often mistake my hand for a sea urchin. or a quintaped.

12/24/2007 1:21:35 PM


I always thought a human hand looked like a turkey.

12/24/2007 3:51:35 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

No doubt, the water puddle thinks the hole in the ground in which it resides was "designed" just for it because it fits so well.

12/24/2007 4:04:42 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

P.S. If I had been the one who designed humans, we'd all have colorful fur that keeps us cool in summer and warm in winter and we'd have hooves instead of feet so we'd never have to wear clothes or shoes. However, such accessories as funny hats and loud jewelry would be OK, and even encouraged.

- JES (who likes being nekkid, is sitting here typing in the nude without even a funny hat for cover, and wishes you all a Merry Christmas or whatever you're celebrating)

12/24/2007 4:12:38 PM


To when you look at a human hand a turkey! There's lots of structures shared between humans and other animals. What about spinal cords or the gills fetuses have?

12/24/2007 4:17:04 PM


If you fast for 35 days or so, you can easily mistake your hand for a demon.

12/24/2007 4:43:21 PM

Caustic Gnostic

Octopuses are really neat. I think their design is more intelligent than the apes', but their development as a civilization was stalled by the fact that fire doesn't work well underwater.

Say JES, would you like to wear an octopus?

12/24/2007 4:52:53 PM

Mr Smith

There is a distinct pattern of shoddy workmanship and design so lousy that a first year engineering student would be embarrassed to show it.

I wouldn't get your god in to wire a plug, let alone something as complicated as living creature!

12/24/2007 6:27:48 PM

Old Viking

I see what he means. The pattern of the human hand is amazingly hand-like.

12/24/2007 6:58:42 PM


And why can we recognize rocks? There are hardly natural occurrences of 2 identical stones.

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12/24/2007 7:36:27 PM


in reference to the above picture - yes, yes I could mistake it for something else. (on occasion)

12/24/2007 7:37:11 PM


I used to mistake it for my girlfriend quite often.

12/24/2007 7:46:22 PM

Snopester in Exile

I can see where a hand might look designed, but it also looks like something that would have given my distant ancestors a huge advantage and been evolutionarily selected for.

12/24/2007 7:49:16 PM

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