Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Time to Worry

Somebody should ask James Dobson and Rick Warren why the Intelligent Designer has taken to designing antibiotic resistant bacteria. I'll be particularly interested in His reasons for designing vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. The Lord works in mysterious ways.


Anonymous said...

You shouldn't even bother with these brainless Christians anyways. Their brains are rotten with maggots and they are hopelessly lost in a world outside of their control and understanding. They probably think, in their idiotic and puerile minds, that God created antibiotic resistance to hurt the homosexuals. Christians are such idiots that I don't even know where to start, so I will just leave it at that.

whisker said...

William Paley's retort to Charles William Paley's retort to Charles Darwin's theories (which still hold true today in any serious scientific circle) was put down in the seventeen hundreds. Which shows even in puritan times people were understanding the conceptual world in a scientific ways These clowns tried to re-invent the debate in the nineteen sixties and again several years back but all it accomplished was to reinforce the extremists own views of their bible. What a joke.

whisker said...

Awk sorry about the typo. I get upset when this comes up in discussions.

Should read:

William Paley's retort to Charles Darwin's theories....

Cervantes said...

Well now it isn't really accurate to refer to William Paley's "retort" to Darwin, Paley died 5 years before Darwin was born. It was rather the other way around. It is true that modern day creationists essentially depend on Paley's argument -- which is called the argument from design or the teleological argument -- if you find a watch, there must be a designer.

Of course it goes back to the beginning of religion. People saw a complex world full of entities which appear to have functions, so some intelligence must have made it. Darwin showed otherwise, but there are a lot of people who just can't accept that.