If you’re still one of those die-hard evolutionists who insists that there’s no evidence for the Discovery Institute’s intelligent design “theory,” this will be a real mind-changer.
The newest post at their creationist blog is Ostrich Kneecaps — Another Enduring Mystery for Darwinism, written by Cornelius Hunter — a Discoveroid “fellow” who teaches at a bible college. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Why do ostriches have four, rather than two, kneecaps? A new study has found several possible biomechanical advantages. Perhaps they allow the ostrich to straighten its leg more quickly, helping the animal to run quickly. Perhaps the lower kneecap protects the joined tendons crossing the front of the knee.
Wowie — an enduring mystery! PhysOrg had an article about this a month ago: Two knees or not two knees: The curious case of the ostrich’s double kneecap. They discuss a study by PhD student Sophie Regnault from the Royal Veterinary College, UK, and say:
“We are still not sure why ostriches might have evolved this second kneecap,” says Ms Regnault. “It might help to protect the tendon of these heavy fast-running birds, but there are other potential roles that we haven’t yet explored”.
Evolutionists are fools! and they can’t figure it out, but it’s no problem for creationists. Cornelius says:
One reason that does not help to explain the ostriches four kneecaps is evolution. That is because this unique design is not predicted, and makes no sense, on the theory.
Aha — evolution is useless! After that he tells us:
As one article admits [Why the ostrich is the only living animal with four kneecaps]: “Bizarrely, many of the ostrich’s closest relatives don’t have kneecaps at all.” Similarities across the species were a strong argument for evolution, but in fact biology is full of unique designs, particular to one or a few species.
That article discusses the same research that PhysOrg wrote about, and it actually admits — Gasp! — that there are species with unique features.
That’s enough for Cornelius. He doesn’t need to waste any time with elaborate explanations. He leaps to the answer at the end of his post:
Such one-off, “lineage specific” designs are “bizarre” for evolutionists. So while there are design reasons for the ostriches [sic] four kneecaps, on the ordinary view of the evolution of each being, we can only say that so it is.
We knew it! There are “design reasons” for those kneecaps. The Discoveroids’ theory triumphs again! Isn’t it time you gave up on evolution, dear reader?
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