Friday, February 03, 2006

I can't figure it out . . . oh, it must be God!

Do you ever have those days where you just can't figure out a problem? Daliah Lithwick has considered the issue and has discovered that we never need to answer any unknown mystery again - we can fall back on God.

Her logic is this: The proponents of Intelligent Design say that because there are some areas of evolutionary theory we haven't figured out yet, we can substitute in God to explain those areas.

Similarly, then, because there are certain aspects of Physics we've not unpuzzled, well, no need, God's there for us.

So from now on, when a partner asks me to figure out what Eastwood v. National Enquirer meant with its comments about knowing falsehoods, and I can't give an answer (there is none, the ruling is almost unquestionably wrong), I can just say, "Oh, that's easy. God."

3 comments:

Stephen (aka Q) said...

Stick to politics. You're out of your depth, dealing with a serious issue flippantly.

Mike B said...

I'm sorry, but it's hard to take "Intelligent Design", or it's proponents, seriously.

Dean P said...

Q - if you ID folks would submit your papers to peer review or empircal testing, you might make your flippant issue a more serious one.

But really, the whole point of the enlightenment was to use testing and obeservation, rather than the pre-enlightenment use of reason to get places.