Posted by: Rob Lester | July 30, 2010

Pregnant women “designed” not to fall over

An Associated Press article on 12/17/07 was titled, “Evolution keeps pregnant women upright.”  It goes on to say, “Evolution  provided slight differences in women’s lower back and hip joints allowing them to adjust their center of gravity.”  These differences are primarily one lumbar vertebra being wedge-shaped in women but squared in men and a hip joint 14% larger than average in men.  Here is a contradictory quote, however.  “This elegant engineering is seen only in female humans…but not in chimps and apes.”  Whoa, “elegant engineering” by what Engineer?  Anthropology professor Liza Shapiro observed that the discomfort and back pain pregnant women experience “would be a lot worse if the design changes were not there.”  Whoa, who is this Designer who made the design changes?  Seems these evolutionists are making a strong case for intelligent design!  The article also points out that walking on two feet makes carrying baby weight harder.  “While anthropologists still debate the evolutionary benefit of walking on two feet, there are notable costs, such as pain for pregnant females. Animals on all fours can better handle the extra belly weight.” Hold on!  Why “evolve” this ability then?  Evolutionary theory is built upon beneficial mutations.  If a mutation has no benefit, then why did nature “select” it?  One more contradiction and unanswered question from Darwinism.  The Bible, on the other hand, has an answer.  We are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psa. 139:14).     

Associated Press (Washington) 12/17/07 “Evolutionary change keeps pregnant women upright”


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