[snip] "If God is the designer, and we are created in his image, does that mean he has back problems too?" asks University of Washington psychologist David Barash in the Los Angeles Times. "Unless one wants to attribute either incompetence or sheer malevolence to such a designer, this imperfection--the manifold design flaws of life--points incontrovertibly to a natural, rather than a divine, process. . . . Consider the human body. Ask yourself, if you were designing the optimum exit for a fetus, would you engineer a route that passes through the narrow confines of the pelvic bones?"