- William wrote:
> Eradicating religion isn't an easy project, but it is easier thanI would argue that a need to explain the unexplainable _is_ human nature
> changing human nature or one of the other hard to eradicate causes of
and that religion provides those explanations. The more we are able to
understand our universe, the less we will need the imaginary explanations
provided by religion. Indeed, outside of the U.S. and less developed
nations, the need for religion seems to be waning.
The degree to which the people of U.S. cling to religion baffles me.
- On 8/4/05, Warren Ockrassa <warren@...> wrote:
> On Aug 4, 2005, at 10:40 AM, Gary Denton wrote:There are many different designs for eyes in the living world showing
> > There have been several recent articles about how it is obvious that
> > humans are obviously not the object of Intelligent Design. Human
> > heads are too big for a significant proportion of mothers and many
> > other things.
> One obvious case in point is eyes. They're extremely poorly engineered;
> actually only an incompetent moron could come up with a worse optical
> design. (And actually, *untrained* but reasonably intelligent high
> school students could come up with BETTER designs.) This suggests the
> "intelligent designer" is a complete cretin.
that optical sight is a big advantage in surviving to reproduce. The
branch humans developed on was not the optimal design but like most
things was good enough.
>Can't help you there at this time though someone might like to examine
> Teeth are another one. There are many many other ways to develop
> choppers that are *not* prone to cavities.
my genes - I am immune to cavities. Can I auction my genetic makeup,
teeth design and biochemical balance in my mouth off I wonder?
>Cancer has triggers and different likelihoods of response.
> And cancer? Guess what: it develops *spontaneously*. That's shoddy
> workmanship in the DNA itself. Designed? Riiiiiiiiiiiight.
>Bush contradicted his own science adviser.
> Only idiots like Bush but into this crap.
> Warren Ockrassa, Publisher/Editor, nightwares Books
> Current work in progress "The Seven-Year Mirror"
http://www.apollocon.org June 23-25, 2006
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