God made it that way

I got a forward email "How to fail exams with dignity" which showed some hilarious answers to some examination questions. One of the answers in the email was:

Yes, it is funny. But it just made me wonder, what if the question was not about chemistry but rather evolutionary biology. "Explain why humans have an appendix." or "Explain how giraffes acquired a long neck." Would the answer 'God made it that way' still sound funny? To a lot of people, it doesn't.

Comments

Abdul Sami said…
I can actually see/imagine a lot of people getting extremely hysterical at this statement... but then again... it only makes life more interesting !
Salman Latif said…
How about 'God made life evolve that way.' ;)
Mayhem said…
You know, it is my belief that an answer to a question as long as the student can PROVE in anyway possible he deems right then that answer is CORRECT!

Why should everyone follow the same dogmas of the textbook or the syllabus in general? If one can prove why God made a certain chemical that way according to his way of percieving things, he deserves more applause than the ones who have followed the author of the textbook.

I mean, the author in the beginning also had come up with the answer himself or is it proven that God whispered to him?
desiskeptic said…
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desiskeptic said…
One reason why the former sounds funny to most people, and the latter doesn't is because the former belongs to what we can call the 'physical' or 'chemical' world, a world which we can measure and indirectly sense but which is otherwise very unfamiliar to us. The giraffe and appendix on the other hand belong to our 'material' world, a world of every day objects, of feelings, of people, of houses and cars. Psychologically, we tend to associate God more strongly with the latter than the former, and thus the different reactions. Of course, the notion of God doesn't explain anything in either case. My two cents :-).
misspecs said…
I am pretty happy I wasn't blessed with an over-analytical brain like you people and can see the humor in the situation. :p Try dumbing down and then seeing it.
true.... it doesnt sound funny to me.