Speaking of eyes, this occured to me the other day while I was reading Genisis: Look at every prey and predator on the planet (past and present). Predator eyes invariably are on the front of the face, facing forward. This gives them good stereoscopic vision so they can judge distance and speed. Perfect for a creature that hunts other living creatures for food.
Prey creatures on the other hand tend to have their eyes on the sides of their head facing opposite directions. This gives them almost a 360 degree field of view. Perfect for a creatures who has its head down chewing grass and still needs to keep an eye open for predators.
An argument FOR Intelligent Design you would think. Except that in Genesis, God created a perfect world where there was no pain, death and the lion laid down with the lamb. There were no prey and predators. Everyone just got along.
So, if thats true, why would God design hunters when in that perfect world everything was provided for them. Why would god have made the lion or the crocodile such an effecient killing machine when he never intended it to kill?
Perhaps he did intend it them to kill? If he is imnipotent then he already knew that Eve would eat the apple and get cast out of Eden and the spell would be broken. He knew his lions and crocodiles whould have to fend for themselves.
No where in Genesis does it say, “And after he cast out Adam and Eve from the Garden, he went back to his blueprints and redesigned the vegitarian crocodile and gave it a bit more bite.”
There are so many parts of the bible (and Genesis in particular) that just don’t make sense. So many in fact, that I would have binned the book by chapter 2 if I’d never heard of the book and picked it up in a bookshop.
And people are willing to die AND kill for this nonsense?