Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Irreducibly Complex Ear Wax

No, I'm not kidding. Ear wax. The creationists want us to get excited over ear wax:

"People are able to groom themselves in a way so as to keep external parasites (fleas, ticks) and other irritants at bay. But what about the inaccessible recesses of the ear, with its delicate eardrum? This auditory canal must be open to the world in order to take in sounds, but that means it is also vulnerable to potential pathogens. Thankfully, the Creator has provided a remarkable defense against the tiny invaders that occasionally find their way in."

Most of these arguments just show how little imagination the creationists have. Would crabs just crawl along were I a God creating the universe? Hell, they'd have wings equipped with lasers. And with a nod to South Park, what's wrong with a 6-foot talking taco that shits ice cream? How about a river of maple syrup with pancake shores? The mind boggles. And yet we are supposed to get all a-quiver because a one celled creature, who we had no hope of even seeing for the bulk of our existence, has a complicated mode of locomotion? Please.

The intelligent design movement continues its slide into irrelevancy and hilarity. Hat tip: Evolutionblog.

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