Maybe that's why I find the idea of evolution so laughable. I have a degree in mechanical engineering, and as a mechanical engineer, I can tell you that the human musculo-skeletal system is far more complex than the most complicated machine. The level of complexity is staggering. At the very least, the human body is many orders of magnitude greater in complexity than the finest watch or robot. But we really don't even know how many orders of magnitude greater in complexity, because we don't know what we don't yet know.
Think of the human body as an engineering problem. Your job is to design a machine to the following specifications. This machine must:
-Begin at the size of a speck and self-organize to a final weight of 180lb.
-It will be fueled by animal meat, vegetation, air and sunshine.
-It must be able to self-heal.
-It must be able to travel over land, climb up and over objects, and through water.
-It must remain functioning for 30 years.
-It must generate copies of itself with the same capabilities.
-The machine must be able to measure sound, pressure, light, flavor, and odor.
-It must be easily able to differentiate objects.
You get the idea. Anyway, present that list to any engineer or any group of engineers, and they'll laugh their butts off.
Aquinasfan, Free Republic 96 Comments
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