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Thu, 16 Sep 2004

Evolution or Intelligent Design?


The battle is raging in America on whether the schools should teach intelligent design (ID) in addition to Darwin's evolution. Proponents of ID say that there is a controversy, and for for students to receive a balanced education, schools should "teach the controversy", by having both sides of the case discussed in science classes. This all sounds very nice, but really it isn't. ID has nothing to do with science, it is religion, and if it is to be taught, it should be taught as religion. The scientific controversy over this issue is probably comparable to the case of whether the earth revolves around the sun or the other way round. The vast majority of scientists agree that evolution is how we are here.

But while scientists and religious figures have been wrangling over this issue in USA, I have found conclusive evidence that ID is fantasy and evolution is fact. This is actually remarkably simple, and I am surprised I have not seen it brought up before.

The evidence is, of course, farting. How could anyone acknowledge the fact that people break wind, and still claim that there is any kind of intelligence behind how we work? There is nothing intelligent about passing gas. There is no greater benefit of letting one rip. If there were any grand plan behind our design, with the immense and awesome complexity that makes us, we would of course eat and digest in ways that would not require gaseous discharges, especially not smelly ones.

I rest my case. Now carry on with whatever you were doing.

-Ketil



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Windows update


If you are running Microsoft Windows 2000 (and possibly other versions), you have to update today if you haven't already. I got 4 updates yesterday. Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and follow the instructions. Or even better, from a security point of view, don't follow this link, but in Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Windows Update", then you know I haven't faked the link.

There's an office update too. To get office updates, go to Windows Update and click the link at the top of the page.

-Ketil

  1. Windows Update - http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com



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