Argument from poor design
The Dysteleological argument, or argument from poor design, is an argument against the existence of God - specifically a creator God. (Dysteleogology meaning unintelligent.)
The argument typically goes as follows:
- An omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent God would create organisms with an optimal design.
- Organisms, especially humans, have features that are suboptimal.
- Therefore, God either did not create these organisms or is not omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent.
Some of the suboptimal features often touted includes:
- The eye (including the human eye, as the retina is backwards -- among other imperfections).
- The Laryngeal nerve (seen most spectacularly in the giraffe with a multiple metre detour to reach a displacement of mere centimetres).