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Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the nonexistence of God.
The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," says Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves that you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly disappears in a puff of logic.
"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.
Once he'd made the mistake of telling B'Elanna that a Klingon-human hybrid was a medical impossibility due to the incompatible biology of the two species. The Chief Engineer had retorted that he shouldn't be able to hold solid objects because his light-based hologram couldn't be constrained by magnetic containment fields. The thought was so alarming to the EMH that his program had shut down then and there. It had taken weeks of therapy on the holodeck, with the captain reading La Vita Nuova to him, to restore his equilibrium.
— The Voyorgy Conspiracy
"Hey, if we're underwater, how can there be a- (fire goes out)"
—Patrick Star, SpongeBob SquarePants