Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Spine is Not Designed for Sitting Around

A familiar argument against intelligent design is the one that is based on observations of supposed bad design in nature - inept, unintelligent or in other words nonexistent design. Interviewer Claudia Dreifus asks Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman. "People with bad backs often blame evolution for their pain. They say, 'My back aches because man was not meant to walk on two feet.' Are they right?" Answers Lieberman: "If that were true, natural selection would have its toll and we'd be extinct. 

What is more likely is that many people sit in chairs all day, get no exercise, and thus have weak backs. We did not evolve to sit in chairs all day." Lieberman makes the case for learning from evolution how best to care for our bodies. Of course, what he calls evolution could just as well be termed design. 

Read Full Article Here...

No comments: