Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is

Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is

Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is

Unintelligent Design: Why God Isn't as Smart as She Thinks She Is

Synopsis

Providing a humorous argument against creationism, this witty book debunks popular theories of intelligent design while showing how science can explain nearly everything, including sinus pain, hedonism, hernias, and morality. This critique of conservatism is supported by concrete scientific evidence and uses clever syllogisms to ask Why make the earth, the solar system, our galaxy, and all the rest when the Garden of Eden was all that was wanted? and If man is made in God's image, does God ever get a back ache? Contending that intelligent design is a political movement that limits intellectual freedom, this book will fuel the current debate among fundamentalists, scientists, politicians, and the rest.

Excerpt

Science cannot solve the ultimate Mystery of Nature.
And that is because in the last analysis we ourselves
are part of the mystery we are trying to solve.

Max Planck

Sir, I am amazed at your faith in evolution. It far
outweighs my faith in creation. My faith requires only
one mechanism: God’s love. Yours requires three: that
something can come of nothing (the ‘Big Bang’), that
rocks can spontaneously spawn living things (life from
inorganic elements) and that genetic mutations can
turn a flatworm into an Einstein. You win; there is no
doubt that your faith far outweighs mine.

Stephen Brahm, California, letter to The Economist, January 2006

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