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View Diary: Let's Teach the Controversy of Evolution vs Intelligent Design **Updated with Poll question** (365 comments)

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  •  Time to start teaching "Unintelligent Design", too (11+ / 0-)

    If they want to "teach the controversy", then I strongly suggest that biology teachers also teach Unintelligent Design.   The theory that some things are so poorly designed that they could have only been created by an entity that was drunk, dim-witted, or purely malevolent.  The recurrent laryngeal nerve goes down the neck, wraps around the aorta, and then heads back up the neck to the larynx.   In the giraffe, this is an extra 30 feet of unnecessary nerve - akin to driving from New York to Philadelphia via Los Angeles.  Rats and other vermin will never die from scurvy because they - like most mammals, can make their own Vitamin C.  Humans and higher primates have a broken gene for manufacturing Vitamin C.  This means that the Designer wants humans to die from scurvy, but not rats.   And why a broken gene?   Why taunt us?   That's just evil.  And then there's the backward retina and a slew of vestigial organs and structures.    Teaching Unintelligent Design should shut the creationists up pretty quickly about the need to teach unscientific controversies.  

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