8/17/2006

Incompetent Design

Intelligent Design? No, it's Incompetent Design!

Let's get right to the point: the whole intelligent design issue seems to have gotten a bit out of hand these days. It looks like these folks have found a way to express their ideas in song and with a good sense of humor.

Marching Song of the Incompetents,
( a.k.a The I.D. Song)
Lyrics by Don Wise,
sung to the tune of
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

My bones proclaim a story
of incompetent design.
My back still hurts, my sinus clogs,
my teeth just won’t align.
If I had drawn the blueprint,
I would cer-tain-ly resign.
Incompetent Design!

Evo-Evo-Evo-lution!
Design is but a mere illusion.
Darwin sparked our revolution.
Science SHALL prevail!

Don Wise is Professor Emeritus of Structural Geology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He's been attempting to get the letters '' to stand for in the public mind. According to this article in , Dr. Wise handed out the lyrics at a Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting in October, 2005. By the end of the meeting, they had an audience of about 300 "singing that lustily" and in "at least four different keys and out of sync."

Hey, these guys are scientists, not vocal recording stars! They sound perfectly fine to me, out of tune or not, and contrary to a lot of popular music today, you can understand the lyrics, too.

And if you want your own personal copy of the video in WMV format, you can download it here.

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2 comments:

Money Miss said...

Curse you, computer!!!!
Seriously, I don't care if this computer was cheap it doesn't do ANYTHING! Such as play videos. *sigh*
Maybe while they're at it, they should make AI (Artificial Intelligence) stand for Absolute Incompetence.

Juan Valdez said...

Got to love it!