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Author Topic:   Why would an intelligent designer design these?
MangyTiger
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Message 52 of 108 (215153)
06-07-2005 8:04 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by nator
06-07-2005 10:23 AM


Re: Bizarre logic.
For example, do you get vaccinations?

The only reason they work is because we understand evolutionary theory.

Is this really true? I may be wrong but I thought modern vaccine development was based on understanding of how our immune system responds to 'alien' substances such as viruses, bacteria and the plasmodium parasite.

Jenner's first trial vaccination against smallpox was over sixty years before Origin of Species was first published, so clearly the initial work wasn't based on Evolutionary theory (and Pasteur's work was more or less coincident with publication so I doubt that was either).


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MangyTiger
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Message 56 of 108 (215423)
06-08-2005 6:12 PM
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06-08-2005 2:32 PM


Re: Bizarre logic.
Ah - now I understand what you were getting at :)

Actually if I'd had my mind a bit more in gear I'd have probably worked it out - it isn't like this point hasn't been made before here.


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MangyTiger
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Message 69 of 108 (226610)
07-26-2005 10:27 PM
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07-26-2005 9:39 PM


Re: Flood
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However, IIRC, one of the co-discoverers of DNA (cant remember the name), eventually decided that aliens planted the first life forms (or something like that), because he understood the DNA and related cellular machinery to be too complex to have arisen spontaneously.

that sounds entirely apocryphal.


Francis Crick was a believer in directed panspermia - as far as I remember he felt it unlikely life had evolved on Earth (don't know why) and proposed that aliens had seeded the Earth in the distant past. He co-authored a paper called Directed Panspermia in 1973.


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