ONE of the critical flaws in the ”intelligent design” argument is the attempted explanation of fossils, bones and architectural evidence that mankind has been on Earth for longer than the sum of years accounted for in the Bible.
Creationists say fossils were deliberately put in the ground by God, to test our faith.
They might also say God did not create each of us perfectly to test our humility. To have given each of us a perfect body, with massive parts where it counts, beautiful faces and thick hair, would not have been a stretch for Him. we would then be more truly made in His image.
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Instead, He gave us freckles, small breasts, ageing, ugly feet, the whole shebang. what game was or is He playing?
Now the evidence is emerging from French medical research carried out by magazine Paris Match that each country is trying to level the playing field God messed up in different ways.
We are rejecting the intelligent but ordinary body designs of God and going to plastic surgeons in herds to correct the wrongs inflicted upon us. Each country in its own individual way. sometimes our changes are disastrous.
France is paying for the replacement of 261,198 breast silicone implants that went horribly wrong. The French president Nicolas Sarkozy put the government’s money where its mouth is and will cough up for replants, including penile and testes silicone disasters.
What the French research discloses is that we are all human but in different ways.
It was no surprise that the US had twice the injection rate of Botox of its nearest rival or that it headed the world in breast implants – but not by much. In those reconstructions, the surprise winner is China with 125,200 a year, followed by India with 113,040 then Japan (112,497).
The French had their substantial noses out of joint only 16,447 times. I believe that many of these Asian nobs want to have bigger Western knobs, influenced by Western culture momentarily and like Michael Jackson, will pay through the nose, for a perfect one.
The mass market and the free, accessible pornography in all media have literally raised expectation and strange anomalies appear in the reactions of nations to perceived defects in the normally forbidden zones. Vaginal reconstruction in Brazil is three times that of the US, giving new meaning to the full Brazilian. why this is so, as Professor Julius Sumner Miller asked, is anybody’s guess. I request serious input. Not merely paying lip service. at the other end of the stick, penis augmentation is most common in Italy where, I suspect, almost compulsory Catholic circumcision has led to a fall in self-confidence. taking a bit off before you know how long it’s going to get is like burning forests to outwit bushfires. India is second in penis augmentation, closely followed by China. It is a growth industry and again I welcome suggestions as to why the sub-continent and China feel short-changed by God.
God has made quite plain his glorious sense of irony by giving Australia its beaches, surf, outdoor culture and sport, all of which would normally make one think the body culture would demand perfection, by a surgeon’s hand if a fitness studio cannot.
Paradoxically, only one in 94,367 of Australians has corrective non-emergency surgery. I think I know the few who have intervened with their own nature.
Perhaps the thousands who fly to south-east Asia for cheap surgery are not counted; I don’t believe they write ”vaginal reconstruction” as the reason for leaving Australia on their departure cards, or tell customs that they feel like whole different women on their return.
Brazil heads the world in plastic surgery. If you have ever carnivaled in Rio you will know that the best-looking women are guys. Saudi Arabia comes in second with Australia bringing up the rear.
In Saudi Arabia, one could be forgiven for believing it was all a waste of money, hidden behind and under long robes, but husbands would pay anything to build living tombs for their wives for their own singular pleasure.
Italy beats the US, which explains Silvio Berlusconi’s popularity and Bush’s lack of it. Silvio dyed and potted his hair for his people. Bush went grey to deceive people into thinking he really worked. we all want the perfect body, especially if it is on somebody else, speaking, as I do, for myself.