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Friday, March 30, 2012

Growing Pains' Kirk Cameron Learns Bananas Are Intelligently Designed

In preparation for watching this video, lie on the floor.  It will be much easier to ROFL.

I doubt that a banana could cause an atheist, much less any reasonable person, to have a nightmare, but Roy Comfort and Kirk Cameron could certainly precipitate a gut-busting fit of laughter.
The banana we eat, the Cavendish, is the result of artificial selection.  Seventh graders understand that species can change from three different forms of selection: natural, sexual, and artificial.  Being a primate after all, I'll go out on a limb and say that nearly all the food we eat is the direct result of breeding - the intentional result of selecting for certain traits by humans.

Have you ever had to worry about banana seeds?  Look at the wild fruit.  Was this banana designed for human consumption?

Corn is also pretty handy for human dining.  Was it designed to be easy to grasp? A lovely yellow for the eyes, and plenty of fiber for your intestine?  

Modern corn is the descendent of teosinte, a grass found in Central America.  

I can't help but think that Jason and Maggie Seaver feel like failed parents.

1 comment:

  1. "Notice that it (the banana) has a point at the top for ease of entry, it's just the right shape for the human mouth..."

    Hmm...I'm sure I can think of something else which shares these characteristics.