This—the presence of horrible things caused not by humans, but by other features of nature—is the Achilles heel of theistic faith.Heddle observes:
Of course Jerry—like people who aren't too bright are habitually doing—likes to imagine that his simpleminded argument a) possesses a slam-dunk quality and b) humanity had to wait millennia for someone of his unique intellect to introduce it.
I highly recommend Heddle's blog and article. I think he hits the nail on the head and makes some important observations. I agree with him.
He Lives: Jerry Coyne's vexing connundrum: If you think God is possible, how is it there are PAIN + SUFFERING??