Friday, June 29, 2007

Designer Genes

It's always surprised me that both critics and proponents of Intelligent Design overlook the fact that we ourselves are intelligently designing new forms of life. Which means that: a) it's certainly possible that life as we know it evolved from an intelligently designed antecedent; and b) that in no way proves that the intelligent designer was an omnipotent, morally flawless being.

More likely, he (or she) was just a poor schlep in a lab coat on a distant planet, who forgot to wash his hands one day after work, thereby contaminating a soon-to-be-launched space probe with a new strain of bacteria he'd just come up with.

Posted by Judah in:  The Natural World   

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