Tom Lehrer wrote:I'm sure you're all aware that this week is National Gall Bladder Week, and so as sort of an educational feature at this point I thought I would acquaint you with some of the results of my recent researches into the career of the late Doctor Samuel Gall, inventor of the gall bladder, which certainly ranks as one of the more important technological advances since the invention of the joy buzzer and the dribble glass.
Dr. Gall's faith in his invention was so dramatically vindicated last year, as you no doubt recall, when, for the first time in history in a nationwide poll, the gall bladder was voted among the top ten organs. His educational career began, interestingly enough, in agricultural school, where he majored in animal husbandry, until they... caught him at it one day... whereupon he switched to the field of medicine, in which field he also won renown as the inventor of gargling, which prior to that time had been practised only furtively by a remote tribe in the Andes who passed the secret down from father to son as part of their oral tradition.
He soon became a specialist, specialising in diseases of the rich. He was therefore able to retire at an early age... to the land we all dream about: sunny Mexico, of course.
nordle wrote:Dara O' Briain hit on something when he said ... frankly intelligent design would not allow such a thing to happen.
guy wrote:nordle wrote:Dara O' Briain hit on something when he said ... frankly intelligent design would not allow such a thing to happen.
Here's a good one for all you Intelligent Designers out there:
The human eye is often quoted (I nearly said "held up") as an example of intelligent design, and hence proof of God's existence, because it is deemed too complex to have arisen through chance mutation.
guy wrote:(OK I confess, I do actually believe in "God" - just, I hate it when ****wits with an axe to grind put forward lousy arguments when there are much better ones to be made).
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