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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Of fish and bicycles

Hee hee. In this post we see some of those creationists whose "refutations" of evolution were debunked by Ken Miller at the Dover trial saying that they were misinterpreted. If only they'd left it at that and not felt the need to add

Bicycles have two wheels. Unicycles, having only one wheel, are missing an obvious component found on bicycles. Does this imply that you can remove one wheel from a bicycle and it will still function? Of course not. Try removing a wheel from a bike and you’ll quickly see that it requires two wheels to function. The fact that a unicycle lacks certain components of a bicycle does not mean that the bicycle is therefore not irreducibly complex.

And if only the video camera had never been invented:

And following from one of the comments on that Discover magazine post, here's a functioning bicycle with no wheels at all.

P.S. one of the other comments was just so delicious I had to link to it. Best thing since Intelligent Falling.


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