I started writing an "Unintelligent Design" book, documenting the problems with thinking that humans are intelligently designed. I started it about a year ago and am about 80 pages in but I have slowed considerably. I have all my ideas in line, but ran out of time and motivation. I am a medical student in Cleveland and really see a lot of flaws in the human body, having cut into several of them post-mortem. Just saying, and it's nothing new, that we are a poor fit for any environment; we are inefficient beings. Humans are simply one of several species that have been able to survive, rather than the most fit of all time. Just throwing stuff out there I suppose.

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Comment by Albert Bakker on April 15, 2011 at 12:08pm

I cannot make any claim to have personally cut into humans, except maybe once or twice by accident with improperly blunt tools, but nevertheless I think I still do know enough of human anatomy (and comparative anatomy of animals) to be disarmed of even the remotest possibility to dispute your argument. There is much room for improvement.

You're in the right position to write such a book. I don't think I ever saw a book that had more than a few examples in it as illustration for the argument. I don't know if it is exactly a focal point in the debate. I mean it looks like ID advocates are ignoring it and some less intelligent creationists claim that flawed design isn't an argument against design, implying - but not explicitly stating - that God could terribly suck at it. I mean some of it is just so clumsy as to defy any sort of intelligence involved.

Comment by Walter Maki on April 15, 2011 at 2:17pm

Makes me think about what is the point of wisdom teeth if they usually end up being pulled because there is no room in the mouth for them. Also how intelligent is it to create a human being that is homosexual. It has been shown that it is not a choice issue but a brain wiring and chemistry issue. What sadistic being would intentionally make a being with such an internal conflict.  These are just a few things that come to mind at this moment. 

 

Keep up the good work Andrew and may you find the inspiration on what I feel to be a more than worthy task.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on April 15, 2011 at 7:28pm
I've only finished writing one book but I'm close to finishing a second. When things get slow, I find it useful to just hammer out a page or two at a time even if I think it's drivel - sometimes I hit upon an idea I would like to expand on and other times I realize I've struck a new angle. Anyway, I'm just throwing it out there in case it helps you get moving on the book again - I would love to read it.

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