Ray's Pretty Nipples

The spiritual Mac and Cheese daddy himself, Ray Comfort, is at it again. This time it’s nipples on men. I’m just going to have to let Ray speak for himself. It’s only right to let him fully clarify himself as a moron before berating him as one. Comfort says,

“It’s my guess that God gave men nipples for aesthetic purposes. Without them, an obvious "something" would be missing. They give balance to the male body.”

I’m amazed that Ray is able to dumbfound me with his stupidity time and time again. I really ought to be used to it by now. Does he have no concept of the fact that what is familiar is attractive? If men did not have nipples, an “obvious ‘something’” would not be missing. It would be the norm. A male with nipples would have an obvious “something” present and it would cause us discord because it was NOT the norm. We would think it was strange…as strange as a man without nipples would be to us now. Ray continues,

“Men have nipples for the same reason God gave us one nose and not two, and two eyes and not one. That’s unless you think that a one-eyed two-nosed man would be attractive to women. I’m sure such a man would have some sort of a career in Hollywood, but probably not as a leading lady’s-man. So I think it’s fair to say that the male nipple is purely cosmetic."

Well, here we have it. Ray has no clue about human biology, physiology, or psychology and what actually constitutes attraction. If one eye and two noses were the norm, we’d think two-eyed, one-nosed people were disfigured and possibly even freakish. The male nipple is most assuredly NOT “cosmetic”.

Men have nipples because when all of us start off in the womb, we’re essentially following a female “template” 1. We’re all “proto-females”. Nipples develop during the third or fourth week of gestation, two to three weeks before the sex of the infant is determined. If the Y-chromosomes trigger testosterone production, a male is produced and the nipples are essentially useless. If it doesn’t, a female develops and the nipples will eventually have subcutaneous mammary glands that will produce milk and possibly nourish another nipple-bearing human.

"The male moustache falls into the same category. I can’t think of why it exists other than for decorative purposes.”

Well, even a broken clock is right at least once a day, right?

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Comment by Laura on June 17, 2009 at 2:43pm
Reggie: Riker may not have had nipples, but he definitely had a belly button. I wonder if Adam looked weird without one or if Yahweh gave him one so that he'd look normal. ;)
Comment by Reggie on June 17, 2009 at 3:01pm
Laura - I believe you are right. But the nipple thing always bugged me. Was Jonathan Franks a man with no nipples? The only thing that bothered me more than his missing nipples was the fact that I was a little too preoccupied with the situation than what I thought was healthy.

Excellent point about the belly button on Adam. It's a wonder that Eve liked him at all. Maybe that is why Lilith left him?
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 17, 2009 at 5:19pm
So back to body hair... I just came to the conclusion that with all the cosmetic altering that we do, the bar for beautiful people will be lowered. Natural selection and birth control will fool just any ol' one into getting knocked up.
Damn. I was hoping to live a few hundred years and hope beards and pubes would go the way of the dinosaurs.
guess it's laser for lifetime...
Comment by Reggie on June 17, 2009 at 6:44pm
You never know, pubes could come back into fashion. Long live the 70's!
Comment by dune on June 18, 2009 at 3:31am
@Dave G: perhaps that is the evolutionary need for Ray?
Comment by Reggie on June 18, 2009 at 6:01am
The village idiot has an evolutionary purpose? Interesting...
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 18, 2009 at 8:41am


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