And that nothing bad happens as a result.
A Canadian writing (why?) about he things he has noticed about Americans, comments,
10. Doctors Believe in Creationism
At first glance, this sounds like the country has driven off the deep end into crazy town, but I’ve spoken to some of these doctors and it’s not like they deny the existence of dinosaurs and think the dodo bird was some kind of cruel joke. They acknowledge there’s a free market in nature and a stupid appendage you never use will eventually get phased out. They just think God is the one who set it up. Fine. You believe a magic guy set up the first domino, I think a magic explosion did. Now we’re splittin’ hairs.
– Gavin McInnes , “10 Things I’ve Noticed About Americans,” (Taki’s Magazine October 21, 2011)
He is referring, we suppose, to the fact that most US medical doctors doubt Darwin. Which just means that they don’t believe in magic. And they do believe in proximate causes, as neurosurgeon Michael Egnor puts it.
About “a stupid appendage you never use will eventually get phased out,” McInnes possibly wasn’t listening carefully. Anyway, he better hope that’s not true. To be safe, he’d have to be sure that things have changed so dramatically on this planet that no one will ever need it again.
Hat tip: Five Feet of Fury