Another area of fuzzy thinking out there is the movement called Intelligent Design.
it asserts that some things are too marvelous or too intricate to explain. The
contention is that these things defy common scientific accounts for cause
and effect, and so they' re ascribed to an intelligent, purposeful designer.
L] So let' s start a movement caleed Stupid Design, and we' ll see where
that takes us, For example, what' s going on with your appendix? It' s
much better at killing you than it is at anything else. That' s definitely
a stupid design. What about your pinky toenail? you can barely put
nail polish on it: there' s no real estate there. How about bad breath,
or the fact that you breathe and drink through the same hole In your
body, causing some fraction of us to choice to death every year? And
here' s my last one. Ready? Down there
between our legs,
it' s like an
entertainment complex in the
middle of a sewage system.
Who designed that?
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier d"''"