I heard another great reason why creationism still blows today.
Okay, so a common argument for creationism is to look at how well a complex organ such as the eye functions, and to speculate that something so complected and perfect could never evolve naturally. But further examination of the eye shows that this organ is not in fact perfect. In fact, it’s fairly poorly planned out. An omnipotent being would not make such a simple mistake as this.
So here it is. The retina, which receives the light entering the eye, has hundreds of little sensors that turn the visible light into nervous impulses. All these receptors connect to nerves which all twine together behind the eye to form the optic nerve. Our intangible creator needed a place to put it, so he decided to make the beginning of part of the retina. That area, called the optic disk, cannot have any light receptors due to the fatty nerve that’s in the way. This creates a blind spot that we usually don’t notice, right, because we have two eyes. But if you have one eye closed, there will always be a spot in your near peripheral vision that cannot be seen.
No problem, right? I mean, it’s not like I walk around with one eye closed all the time, right? Well here’s the kicker: This supreme power actually fixed it once! Octopi have there optic nerves attached to the backs of their retina. They have no blind spot. Their eyes are the perfect ones. Ours still have flaws. He decided that we weren’t good enough to have perfect eyes.
We didn’t evolve from Octopi, so we didn’t get the non-blind eye that evolved after our common ancestor (probably a jellyfish, or something).