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RTB 101: Bad Designs Prove Good

On Monday I discussed a recent report on the human pupil and how the research shows that so-called “bad” designs are often, in fact, optimally designed. Although skeptics like to point to bad designs as evidence in favor of evolution, closer inspection and better data frequently reveal that these mechanisms are optimally engineered—a circumstance that favors a theistic view.

For more on surprisingly optimal designs in nature, check out our RTB 101 page “Bad Designs.”

Subjects: Bad Designs

Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana