Optimal Optics

Evolutionists Don't Know a Good Eye When They See One

Some people argue that the human eye is flawed, proving that it was not intelligently designed but evolved through unguided processes.

Both vertebrates (animals with backbones, including humans) and cephalopods (mollusks with tentacles growing from their heads, such as squids and octopuses) have camera eyes, which are roughly spherical organs with lenses that focus images on light-sensitive retinas. In vertebrate eyes, the light-sensing cells (c and f in the drawing on page 46) point towards the back of the retina, and the nerve cells that transmit signals to the brain (b in the drawing) are between the light-sensing cells and the incoming light. By contrast, in...

 
Jonathan Wells holds Ph.D.s in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and in Religious Studies from Yale University. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, he is the author of Icons of Evolution (2000), The Myth of Junk DNA (2011), and other books..
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #43, Winter 2017 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo43/optimal-optics

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