This is a great way to start your weekend, dear reader. The video is less than five minutes long, and it’s utterly devastating to the concept of intelligent design.
The speaker is Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist whom many of you may have seen before on various episodes of NOVA. He runs through a whole range of features, cosmic, planetary, and biological, to illustrate that the universe, the Earth, and our own wonderful selves are very far from being intelligently designed. This has only been on YouTube for a week, and it’s already been viewed over 400,000 times.
We’ve mentioned a few of his examples before, in posts like Buffoon Award Winner — The Intelligent Designer, and More of the Intelligent Designer’s Blunders, but Tyson’s presentation is much greater in scope and far more entertaining.
Are we seeing a trend? First Bill Nye, now Tyson. Trend or not, we like it, and we know the creationists won’t be happy. Anything that discomforts creationists is welcome indeed.
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