Eye Protection is Also Designed

When it comes to the design of the human eye, we have seen (heh!) that when people claim that the human eye was "poorly designed", they are speaking from ignorance, prejudicial conjecture, and probably an agenda of atheistic naturalism. Here is some material refuting claims of bad eye design, and similar beliefs.

While getting into the mechanics of how the Master Engineer designed the eye, we may neglect the non-eye parts that support and protect them. Everything works together, and evolutionary views cannot coherently explain away this fact.

After having refuted claims that the human eye is poorly designed, the areas around the eye also display the work of the Master Engineer.
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As an aside, there is a popular myth about the numbers of facial muscles needed to either smile or frown, and we're told that it takes less to smile than we need to frown. Not everyone has the same number of those muscles available, and not everyone uses them. One thing that people often notice is that some smiles do not "reach the eyes"; people are not feeling it, so they curl their lips.

A spell back, I asked my eye doctor (I can't spell ophthalmologist) about how the eyes express emotion, and he said that the eye is just an orb. He was right in a way, because when you look at an eye by itself in, say, a medical illustration, it does nothing. The muscles around it in a living person do a great deal of work, including eyebrow usage, for communication. (Ever watch a married couple communicate with glances and such?) There are other structures in place to help protect the eyes.
All knowledgeable persons agree that the human eye is well-designed, but what about its surrounding structures? Examples of supportive structures include the brow ridges above the eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, and the sometimes unsightly bags below the eye. The main purpose of the first three—brow ridges, eyebrows and eyelashes—is to protect the eyes, “whether it’s liquid, whether it’s solid, whether it’s dust, whether it’s bugs or insects.” They are especially effective to protect the eyes from dust and sweat which can irritate. or even damage, the eye’s surface.

To see the rest of the article, click on "Eyes Have a Well-Designed Support System". By the way, the expensive word for arguments from bad design is dysteleology.