Why Intelligent Design Is Stupid
A UCL Public Lunch Hour Lecture – so get yourself down to UCL on your lunch break!
Presented by Steve Jones (UCL Biology):
“I wear glasses. My eye lens has become stiff and no longer focuses well. That’s life, or a hint of impending death, for in the days of nuts, berries, and sabre-toothed tigers I would have starved or been eaten by now. Evolution cares only about the next generation; I am too old to pass on genes, and my eyesight is hence of no interest to Darwin’s machine. I have nobody to blame – but what about advocates of Intelligent Design, the notion that the eye is so complicated that it needed a Designer to do the job? Some wear spectacles. Do they never have doubts about their astral engineer, who could give them a BMW of an organ rather than an Austin Allegro? I will show why theirs is the argument from ignorance, idleness and incuriosity – and why evolution is a far better theory.”