Didn't Darwin make Teleological obsolete?

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Julian (September 26, 2010, 13:55:20 PM):
Some gods that probably would not be capable of undetectable intelligent design:
Aniger - The minor goddess of squashed animals, as in "Oh God, what was that I hit?".
Anoia - The minor goddess of Things That Stick in Drawers.
Bibulous - The God of Wine and Things on Sticks.
Bilious - The "Oh God of Hangovers".
Urika - The Goddess of Snow, Saunas and Theatrical Performances for Fewer than 120 People.

and others - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld_gods

PS: Hermes you should change your name to Fedeks.
Julian (September 26, 2010, 14:00:21 PM):
How could I leave out Herne the Hunted!
"Herne, The God of Hunted Animals. Herne appears as a small figure with floppy rabbit ears, small horns and a good turn of speed. He has the unfortunate job of being the constantly terrified and apprehensive god of all small furry creatures whose destiny it is to end their lives as a brief, crunchy squeak"
Hermes (September 26, 2010, 14:02:04 PM):
Hermes + Red Bull beats Fedeks.
Julian (September 26, 2010, 14:11:41 PM):
Hermes + Red Bull = 6 winged god?

Yes that is pretty impressive.
Julian (September 26, 2010, 14:18:53 PM):
This implies that a god could have fiddled with a bit of GM in an undetectable way, i.e. practised ID in such a way that we cannot spot it later.


This would be an example of "Last Thursdayism" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omphalos_hypothesis#Other_formulations).
Basically this is the idea that "the world might have been created last Thursday (or by implication, on any other given date and time), but with the appearance of age: people's memories, history books, fossils, light already on the way from distant stars, and so forth."

Science can not contradict Last Thursdayism. However, there is no way to distinguish between different variations of last Thursdayism, no matter how fanciful or ridiculous these are. Therefore it is silly and should be dismissed with contempt.

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