The evilutionary superscientist P-Zed has just finished debating a horrid simpleton (i.e., a professional creationist) on talk radio. Being a professor, P-Zed knew to read up in advance, which in this case was a laugh riot in itself, because it meant reading his opponent’s book, What Darwin Didn’t Know. One chapter, “Purposeful Design,” argues (among other things) that the sexual organs of the human female were designed to maximize the pleasure of the missionary position.
Yes, it’s another entry in the department of “you couldn’t make this up if you tried.” Better still, for my money, is this bit:
Dopamine, a chemical responsible for feelings of reward and pleasure, is released into the bloodstream in males and females after sex, just as it is released after ingesting a good meal or certain illicit drugs.
Wow. Think about what this means. Legs were meant to have trousers, and so we have trousers; noses were meant to carry spectacles, and so we have spectacles. . . and the brain was meant to get high on Ecstasy, so therefore we have Ecstasy!
Hmmm. I’m not so sure that Geoffrey Simmons has thought through the logical implications of his “design for pleasure” philosophy.
Afterthought: in the interests of science, could we convince those pill-popping teenagers to try something a little more novel instead, like indanylaminopropane? We need more data points!