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Penguins vs. Bird-brains - Unbeliever's Land
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Penguins vs. Bird-brains
We just rented and watched March of the Penguins today (an odd thing, this "renting movies", whereby you pay for a substantial portion of the DVD itself, but get a used copy which have to give back a few days later -- and all so you can see the movie a week sooner than you could have seen it anyway on cable, for which you pay staggering sums each month so you don't have to bother with renting movies).

All I can say is, if you have any friends or family who believe in "Intelligent Design", make 'em watch this movie.  Then turn to them, real slow, and say, "Now then.  WHERE is the INTELLIGENT DESIGN in THAT?!?!?"

I mean, here you have creatures which are blatantly birds, except for the minor detail that they can't fly since they seem to be trying to turn into FISH and their wings are well on the way toward becoming FINS...  and who have to walk SEVENTY MILES from the water through frozen tundra on short, stubby legs to a safe place to mate.  The females can only lay ONE egg per season, following which the males and females have to take turns making the 140-mile round trip back to the water so they can feed, and then bring the food back to their young.  Meanwhile, the non-feeding partner
has to keep the egg (and later, the baby penguin) precariously balanced on top of their tiny little feet and under their bellies to keep them warm.  If they need to move, they have to hold their claws up to cradle their egg and hobble around on their HEELS (or whatever the penguin equivalent is called).

If there's no evolution, then God obviously INTENDED for these poor creatures to have to go through all this just to survive.  And that kind of Design simply isn't very Intelligent.

Now, if anybody wants to start a religion whose tenets include the fact that God is a freakin' sadistic IDIOT who enjoys tormenting his creations randomly and daring them to make any sense of it... well, I'd have to at least seriously consider it...  :)

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rickvs From: rickvs Date: April 23rd, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I propose a new curriculum: Humorous Design. I could make a good case...
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