Products of intelligent design


Polychaete worm, 4-foot long version.  A product of intelligent design?

Polychaete worm, 4-foot long version. A product of intelligent design?

Fish and coral-eating polychaete worms can cause destruction in otherwise peaceful fish tanks.  Read about it here.

Fish tongue-eating isopod parasite.  Image from Pharyngula, borrowed from someone else

Fish tongue-eating isopod parasite. Image from Pharyngula, borrowed from someone else

Read about that one here.

Does William Dembski really explain these things with his maths?  What was God thinking then?

Tip of the old scrub brush and a shake of the old lobster trap to Pharyngula.

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3 Responses to Products of intelligent design

  1. […] Products of intelligent design « Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub timpanogos.wordpress.com/2009/09/ – view page – cached Fish and coral-eating polychaete worms can cause destruction in otherwise peaceful fish tanks. Read about it here. — From the page […]

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  2. Porlock Junior says:

    Ick!

    (Not to be confused by my fellow aquarists(*) with Ich.)

    (*) Not to be confused with my fellow Aquarians, or Aquarii or whatever. But I digress.

    Bertrand Russell handled this with more aplomb and good taste. Ages ago, Look magazine had a series in which a member of some religious group would be inteviewed to explain “What Is a [your sect here]?” So those fair-minded people got around to Agnostic, and naturally got Russell on the case to explain what one is.

    One question was, “How do you explain the beauty and harmony in nature?” The answer, of course, was “I see no beauty or harmony in a tapeworm.”

    Next week can we get some pix of ichneumonid wasp larvae eating a caterpillar from the inside? Please? (Ran into that story at a very tender age, even before the Russell interview. OK, time to turn off the Fifties nostalgia.)

    But the Yuck factor here is magnificent.

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  3. Nick Kelsier says:

    Thanks Ed, nearly lost my lunch there. :P

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