[LMB] Re: Inigo Montoya matches, OT:

Mark A Mandel mam at theworld.com
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:06:26 -0500


On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Padget, Scott R wrote:

#Discussions of anatomy, important soft body parts sitting near the skin or
#otherwise unprotected, and the various design flaws of the human body that
#actually *focus* sword thrusts *into* lethal areas that one might think
#protected (lungs, heart, brain),

We didn't evolve to deal with rapiers. The closest analogies in
Darwinian time are horns and antlers, and possibly falling onto a broken
branch. None of these are aimed anything like the way a rapier can be
aimed.

IMHO, a useful counterexample to the "it's all such wonderful design it
MUST have had a Designer" argument -- well, "argument", with scare
quotes -- for creationism, or for its current disguise, Intelligent
Design OWTTE.

-- Mark M.