Are there actually any confirmed creationists here? Because as far as I’m concerned, accepting evolution as fact does not - or at least should not -
get in the way of your own personal religious beliefs. Whether you’re a ‘young earth creationist,’ or an ‘old earth creationist,’ I want to
hear how you or other creationists account for the evolutionary dumpster fire that is the human mouth.
More specifically, I’m talking about the human teeth. I personally can’t think of a better argument against so-called intelligent design than the
fact that our mouths are too small to fit all of our teeth. According to science as I understand it, our teeth evolved at a time when our early
hominid ancestors were still chomping on big hulking tubers and other substantial starchy goodies. Mind you, I’m not an evolutionary biologist or a
paleoanthropologist, just an interested layman on the subject.
Later, as I recall, our ancestors began to supplement their diet with raw scavenged meat, which they found they liked very much indeed. Later still,
either by accident or just an example of people putting two and two together, folks discovered that cooked meat was soooo much better than raw meat.
And, as it turned out, cooking meat breaks up a lot of the protein and makes the whole thing easier to digest and therefore easier for our bodies to
absorb. This caused a rapid explosion in human brain size, which led in a very roundabout way to us, today, sitting in front of our magical glowing
Over the preceding years, because cooked meat/veggies are so much easier to chew, our jaws and mandibles have shrunk considerably, while our teeth
have remained more or less unchanged for millions of years.
Take wisdom teeth, for example. Evolutionarily, they would have served a function as extra grinding teeth for our distant ancestors who had much
larger mandibles. For us, though, all they really do is cause a lot of grief. They can get impacted, they can get infected, but mostly they just get
Mine have finally all erupted, but not without doing damage to some of my perfectly functional teeth. I can’t afford to visit the dentist often, so
I’ve always been very careful about brushing and flossing, but regardless when my wisdom teeth erupted they came up and out in such a way that, over
time, one molar on each side was cracked to such an extent that I needed to have them extracted. Fortunately for me they were way in the back, lest
they should impact my perfect smile (lol.).
If I’ve said something in the thread thats demonstrably untrue, please feel free to correct me.
TL;DR version- My question is, why would an allegedly intelligent designer give us too many teeth to fit in our mouths?
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