In a silly but serious column, Chicago Tribune writer Charlie Madigan presents a number of compelling points of evidence that argue against the half-baked theory of intelligent design.
"A perfect God setting out to make a whole universe could do a lot better, one would think," than to give humans have the useless (and occasionally dangerous) appendix, not to mention menstrual cramps and ill-timed erections in adolescent boys. "Then he said, 'Let there be bowel disorders!'"
The bizarro aspects of lower creatures, like the praying mantis's postcoital cannibalism and glow-in-the-dark lures dangling from butt-ugly deep-sea creatures, cast further doubt on intelligent design. "Why would he create so many unusual pieces, given the power to make it all perfect?"