But now there’s this from Faye Flam, “What Was the Designer Thinking When He Dreamed up the Human Body?” at the Philly Enquirer (November 1, 2011):
I’d also like to hear the creationist explanation for male nipples. Any good ideas out there?
We are not creationists nor experts at UD News but if, as we are told, nipples get started at a point in embryogenesis when male and female are imperfectly sorted, the obvious thing would be to just let them develop further in females, but not males.
May we add, ahem, that there is no evidence that male nipples have ever prevented a man from finding romantic happiness? Which often fixes the trait in future generations …
We have no idea what the opposite situation would do, were it even feasible.
Any kind of design means working within constraints. But you cannot explain that to someone who has no sympathy with engineering, that is, applied science, where reality matters.
The combox is hilarious, including one commenter’s response to her jibe: “If God created the human body, why did He put the sewer right through the playground? What was He thinking?:
Where would *you* put the sewer? Your finger? Your forehead? Elbow? Foot?
Hmmm. Yeah, we see the problem all right.
Could even God fly that past the mani-pedi/cosmetology industry? They probably lobbied for the sewer to be put some place where – if, like most people, you’re not totally gorgeous – most strangers other than medics don’t think about, or want to.