We close the week’s blogging by savoring an amusing example of just how bad things have gotten for the creationists.
For as long as there have been creationists there has been the argument from complex structures. You know the one I mean. Some erstwhile evolution critic points to some complex structure and says, as smugly as possible, “Surely something that complex could not have evolved by natural means.” Then they slink on back to their hidey hole perfectly secure in the belief that they have just said something clever.
The annals of creationism record many such examples. For a time they were all a’twitter over the bombardier beetle, which has an intricate firing mechanism for squirting its enemies with a painful brew of chemicals. More recently they have shifted their focus to bacterial flagella and blood clotting systems. And now there is a new one to add to the collection:
Did the earwax produced by ceruminous cells and the complex antimicrobial molecules within the secretion, along with the unique manner in which old squamous cells slough off, come about through time, chance, and natural processes? Or was it by the purpose and plan of an all-wise Creator?
Take that evolutionist swine!
If ear wax is an example of God’s design, then I am afraid it is yet another example of poor work on His part. It has a nasty tendency to build up in the ear canal, eventually imparing hearing. I have some personal experience with that. Woke up one morning to find I couldn’t hear out of my left ear. That was a fine how do you do let me tell you. I had to exist in this comical state for several days, until I could make an appointment with the doctor. Happily, I wasn’t going deaf. Just needed to have my ear flushed out.
Somehow the experience did not make me think about the glory of God.