August 14, 2006
Proof God ExistsI was sent this link, and it had me laughing out loud right the way through.
The example of the banana is especially interesting. While I've been deluding myself that apes succeeded because we had opposable thumbs and could therefore peel a banana, it turns out bananas were actually specially designed to be eaten by apes. The argument really comes into its own when they claim that bananas change colour as they ripen especially to let us know if they're ready to eat. The idea that we learned to recognise when a banana is ripe is, of course, entirely propostorous.
This is a fine example of the kind of very woolly thinking people use in arguments against evolutionary design in software.
Posted 14 years, 5 months ago on August 14, 2006