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dumb design?

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    We, like all mammals, eat through the same hole we breathe through, thus, upon any malfunction, are prone to choke. Life would be so much more simple for us if our "designer" hadn't screwed up!
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    I love NDT. His full quote.

    "Another area of fuzzy thinking out there is the movement called Intelligent Design. It asserts that some things are too marvelous or too intricate to explain. The contention is that these things defy common scientific accounts for cause and effect, and so they're ascribed to an intelligent, purposeful designer. [...] So let's start a movement called Stupid Design, and we'll see where that takes us. For example, what's going on with your appendix? It's much better at killing you than it is at anything else. That's definitely a stupid design. What about your pinky toenail? You can barely put nail polish on that that; there's no real estate there. How about bad breath or the fact that you breathe and drink through the same hole in your body, causing some fraction of us to choke to death every year? And here's my last one. Ready? Down there between our legs, it's like an entertainment complex in the middle of a sewage system. Who designed that?"
    ~Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.

    One of my favorite quotes by him.