If Evolution Made Sense, Then...

As I was driving to church this morning, I had a brief pain in the right side of my chest and started thinking about how, in my day job as an outsourced network administrator, we rarely install a server without redundant dual power supplies. They do in fact fail occasionally, but our clients always appreciate that when one does fail, we get an e-mail notification from the server, we simply obtain a replacement, and install it during the day as a fairly routine matter without any downtime.

I then imagined saying to my sister or a co-worker or my employer or someone else who by now has a sense of my offbeat sense of humor, "Oh, that's just my right heart, no cause for concern, the left one is fine." This, of course, would lead to a heated discussion about how no one has two hearts, how I should go see a doctor, and how crazy I am, and so on.

So, the question I put to evolutionists is simple: Why does a man not have two hearts by now? One certainly cannot argue the usefulness of two hearts. Over 600,000 people die in the United States every year on account of heart disease, according to the Center for Disease Control. Certainly if people had redundant hearts, at least a good chunk of those deaths could be deferred or prevented. Heart surgery would probably be lots easier if one heart kept pumping normally while the other was undergoing surgery or perhaps even replacement. Besides that, don't we all already have two eyes, two legs, two arms, two ears, two kidneys, multiple teeth, fingers and toes, and innumerable strands of hair?

Logically, then, one would think that at some point in the last several thousand years, somehow, through the same processes that evolutionists claim that other useful traits in various species developed, perhaps through an accidental mutation, or through some gradual process of development, some pioneering man would have developed a second heart, and naturally the overwhelming force of natural selection would have taken charge and such men, with their indisputable advantage over others with only one heart, would have soon outnumbered their inferiors and men today would all have two hearts. Right?

Okay, evolutionists: How long do we have to wait for a redundant heart? When will I be able to brush off a pain on the left side of my chest? When will heart surgeons get lower malpractice insurance because their specialty is less risky on account of the redundancy of a second heart? Finally, what about all the love that the world would experience if all men and women had two hearts?

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