Pharyngula

Casey Luskin has been posting a series of articles to argue with Carl Zimmer, and has finally posted his last attempt, which Zimmer has dealt with. We have a new catch phrase, thanks to Luskin, in reference to the shortcomings of the vertebrate eye:

Was the Ford Pinto, with all its imperfections revealed in crash tests, not designed?

You see, we’re not allowed to infer anything about the Designer from its handiwork in the natural world (that would be theology, after all), except perhaps when it’s necessary to speculate that life was designed by Ford to counter those annoying facts.

Comments

  1. #1 Steve_C
    November 20, 2006

    That wasn’t a smackdown.

    We know Ed likes to consider himself a moderate and won’t go as far Dawkins or PZ when it comes to how far to argue with creationists.

    He’s happy beiing on the defensive.

  2. #2 Caledonian
    November 21, 2006

    We know Ed likes to consider himself a moderate and won’t go as far Dawkins or PZ when it comes to how far to argue with creationists.

    He’s happy beiing on the defensive.

    Defensive? He’s actively retreating, proclaiming loudly that his yielding of the Sudetenland to the Creationists will bring about peace, peace in our time.

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