Our title may have surprised you, because we previously gave our coveted Buffoon Award to the Intelligent Designer — blessed be he! — for doing such a sloppy job of designing us. We declared the designer to be “a slob, an incompetent, and virtually an imbecile.”
Creationists, however, see things differently. Herewith we present the view of Dr. Tommy Mitchell, a medical doctor who is now a full-time, speaker/writer with Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia.
Yes, he likes to be called “Tommy” — see AIG’s bio page on him: Dr. Tommy Mitchell. His new article at the AIG website is All Systems Go. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
With around two hundred types of cells, nearly eighty organs, and a dozen or so organ systems, the human body is wonderfully complex. But its enormous complexity becomes even more apparent when we see the intricate relationships between its organ systems. Each organ system plays a role in supporting and maintaining the body, but ultimately all the systems must work together.
Ideally, yes. But sometimes, things go awry. For example, there are tragic cases where the brain and the colon battle for dominance, and when the colon prevails, the result is creationism. But Tommy doesn’t talk about that. He says:
The body is designed to maintain a state of balance, or equilibrium, among its many systems. It already “knows” what is a safe range and how to respond if this range is exceeded. … You see, our body has trillions of cells and multiple types of tissues, organs and organ systems. The internal environment of the body must be kept within strict ranges in order for each part to operate correctly. Our bodies are designed with many, many control systems that help maintain the balance necessary to create stable internal conditions.
He goes on like that for several paragraphs, which we’ll skip. Finally he gets around to his big message:
To maintain so many variables within very narrow ranges demands a web of complex and precise interacting mechanisms. How likely is it that all these interactive controls could arise by chance? Not likely at all, is it?
Gasp! It’s not likely! After that astonishing revelation, Tommy tells us:
Something as incredible as this can only be the work of the Master Designer, by whom we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
That’s it. That’s the whole article. Stunning, isn’t it? But we’re left with one question: If we are so “fearfully and wonderfully made” by a “Master Designer,” then why is there any need for physicians?
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