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Intelligent Design My Ass, part 10^4

July 17, 2012

Two-thirty AM for the past I don’t know how many nights, I lie awake. My normally sensitive skin turns up to 11, alerting my brain; “Emergency! Microscopic fibre touching left cheek!” A 20-year-old hernia repair decides to hurt. My hip reminds me of that time I landed on it; my shoulder joins the chorus. I am alerted to the presence of varicose veins in my legs and in places I shan’t mention. A muscle tremor in my leg keeps time. My hands decide this would be a good time to remind me I have a touch of arthritis.

I have not listened to the radio for days, but a song fragment loops endlessly in my head.

It is now four-thirty AM; my alarm clock will go off soon. A long work day looms ahead and I am desperate for sleep. I am still feeling everything that touches me; in a nonsensical way much of it translates as pain.

Creationists find evolution difficult to “believe” but it makes perfect sense to me that what passes for my nervous system is a haphazardly evolved result of tetrapod population dynamics. Parts of the brain that suited some survival purpose once upon a time are now used to speculate about the universe. The neurochemistry of an advanced ape that wouldn’t have lived past forty now must be kept running much longer.

What I can’t fathom is the notion that a loving, all-knowing Intelligent Designer sketched out this mess on purpose.

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  1. iota
    July 17, 2012 at 21:51 | #1

    I hope you get some relief soon and some sleep.

  2. decrepadmin
    July 18, 2012 at 06:25 | #2

    Thank you iota! It comes and goes. Sometimes our bodies are amazing, and sometimes amazingly unreliable.

    • July 21, 2012 at 13:53 | #3

      Well, then, I hope it mostly goes, rather than mostly comes. Things can look pretty bleak when you’re operating on too little sleep.

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