Sunday, July 27, 2008

Intelligently Designed Dinosaurs

Intelligent Design "theorists" are not disagreeing that evolution happened, that people are descended from apes (why don't we call it ascent, anyway?), or that dinosaurs existed.

If we find a watch in a field, we recognize it as something out of place, something that didn't just emerge, something designed.  The beauty and wonder of Earth clearly shows the hand of a creator, or designer (I can tell already it isn't Karl Lagerfeld or Marc Jacobs).

After all, who but an incredibly powerful person would create a planet, wait over 4 billion years to watch some dinosaurs appear, then kill them all after 165 million years of it?  It is clearly the design. 

No!  Don't you even start to think that the creator is childish, gets bored, and changes the Earth every once in a while out of pique or spite.  After all, this creator didn't get bored with single-celled life for over a billion years, and we are more interesting than that!  At least, you are.

If the designer also controls human will, other beauties and wonderments of its creation include the Killing Fields (of Cambodia, not Hollywood), the Holocaust, the Rape of Nanking, not to mention the definitely designed portions of existence: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Black Plague. 

The world is a marvel, and could not happen by accident. 

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