Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Eric Shook (Panopticon@oubliette.COM)
Wed, 10 May 95 22:44:10 CST

In article <3olrq8$> (DANIEL C. VOELS) writes:
> If you take a Rolex apart piece by piece, then put all the pieces into
> a box and shake it up... (sure, you can try this at home) and shake and
> shake and shake... it will never, ever randomly "fall into place" to once
> again be a watch. Would you not agree? And you guys _really_ believe
> that something as sophisticated as a human being could have just "sprung"
> up out of some primordial soup with no intervention from something?

Your analogy between a manufactured watch, which is formed by humans, and
evolution, which occurs as a result of natural processes, creates an absurd

You must ahve found this argument on the pavement where people had been
stomping on it for an afternoon or two. In order to retrieve it, and make
sense of it, you must have then used a staff of underpaid archaeologist
assistants to trace the seams of it and reconstruct it from the notion
that it had once been kept in that paper bag brain of yours, but had
somehow eaten through, only to slip out on your way to the "think happy
thoughts" group therapy sessions that you regularly attend.

Get a clue: the therapy isn't working.

-- Eric Nelson --
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: