Friday, June 21, 2013

Sperm are Not Intelligently Designed

It semens to me that the Intelligent Design advocates have some explaining to do.  If God made man and woman specially to procreate, then only one sperm should be necessary.  That little guy would hit its target as Adam was made in the image of God and God is perfect.  (Are you picturing God’s penis right now?)  But in reality, 300 million spermatozoa shoot off with every ejaculation, give or take a few million.  I wonder if there are any Christians who cry over all that wasted life?  Richard Dawkins even mentions our excessive production:  “We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”   

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