This may be the most powerful evidence for intelligent design yet discovered. It comes to us from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. Look what he just posted at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Some Women Without Olfactory Bulbs Can Still Smell — How? Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
The more scientists study the human body, the more obvious it is that we’re “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). [Ooooooooooooh!] Our bodies bear the hallmarks of design and the fingerprints of God. [Wow!] And a new study is highlighting that truth by demonstrating, once again, how incredibly designed our brains and systems are.
The “new study” he’s talking about is in The Scientist: Smell May Be Possible Without Olfactory Bulbs. Hambo says:
According to a new study, some women who are missing (or, at the very least, have significantly reduced) olfactory bulbs in their brains are still able to smell. [Gasp!] It is a surprising result because the olfactory bulbs are the part of the brain known to process the electrical signals the brain receives from the nose. But women in this study who lack these bulbs (and, interestingly, most are left-handed) had a nearly normal sense of smell.
Verily, it’s a miracle! What else could it be? Hambo gives us a quote from that article:
The neuroscientist leading the study explains,
The simplest interpretation of our findings is that these women were born without an olfactory bulb, but thanks to the extreme plasticity of the developing brain, they developed an alternative glomeruli map somewhere else in the brain not in the olfactory bulb … Although such plasticity is amazing, it is not out of the realm of what we have seen in human development.
That doesn’t impress Hambo. He informs us:
This plasticity of the brain certainly isn’t the first example that we’ve seen. [That’s what the neuroscientist said!] Please check out this article [link omitted] from 2018 about a boy who was missing his visual cortex, the part of the brain that normally processes vision, and could still see.
Because of all that plasticity, Hambo declares:
God has designed our brains and our bodies in such a remarkable way that, even in this sin-cursed and broken world, they respond in ways we couldn’t have imagined. We truly are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Verily, no one can deny it. He concludes with this:
And let’s face it. For all the research conducted on the human brain, no one truly understands how it all functions. Its complexity is beyond our understanding.
Hambo admits that this is beyond even his understanding. Therefore, it’s clearly proof of Oogity Boogity!
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