Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks by Robyn Williams

By Robyn Williams

Offering a funny argument opposed to creationism, this witty publication debunks well known theories of clever layout whereas exhibiting how technology can clarify approximately every little thing, together with sinus discomfort, hedonism, hernias, and morality. This critique of conservatism is supported by way of concrete clinical proof and makes use of smart syllogisms to invite Why make the earth, the sun process, our galaxy, and the entire leisure whilst the backyard of Eden used to be all that was once sought after? and If guy is made in God’s snapshot, does God ever get a again soreness? Contending that clever layout is a political circulate that limits highbrow freedom, this ebook will gas the present debate between fundamentalists, scientists, politicians, and the remaining.

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I’ll tackle the second problem first. If God’s intention was to put man on Earth, made in his own image, surrounded by parkland, creatures and, eventually, a spouse, why make such a large planet? The Garden of Eden could not have been much larger than Central Park—enough to enable Adam and Eve to have an amusing existence—so why all those big continents, deserts and expanses of ice larger even than the whole of Australia? And why a vast solar system with planets enough to make our own look puny?

Of his faith I am not aware. What I do know is that he is now on a world tour in his splendid boat collecting rare creatures from the sea so he can examine their DNA in the hope of exploiting it for drugs. That day in San Francisco it occurred to me that now we had nearly all the pieces to the puzzle of life: how species evolve (by means of natural selection); how their characteristics are expressed (via their genes); how the genes give rise to parts of the body and even behaviour (by coding for proteins): and the timing of all this, both through history (revealed by the rate of change in DNA) and in organisms (through switches in DNA itself ).

No scientist can ever tell us why the universe came to be. No theologian can compete with the greatest scientists to explain how the universe developed to be as it is today. There is enough to worry about in thinking through the consequences of the scientific revolution without having non sequiturs thrown into the process.

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