Did we mention Scientific American before? Yes, we did, here, on the Neanderthal mystique (but you have to pay for way too much of it).
Now here, we are informed that the purpose of the strange wiring of our eyes is “unveiled.” Wow. Such mystical language.
The human eye is optimised to have good colour vision at day and high sensitivity at night. But until recently it seemed as if the cells in the retina were wired the wrong way round, with light travelling through a mass of neurons before it reaches the light-detecting rod and cone cells. New research presented at a meeting of the American Physical Society has uncovered a remarkable vision-enhancing function for this puzzling structure.
So, like good old junk DNA, human eye wiring survived all this time, helped lead to remarkable discoveries, et cetera, despite being useless?
Darwin is useful today for only thing: Creating jobs for people who invent problems that even more Darwinism can solve.
Otherwise, how come we are still allowed to use the word “purpose”?
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