Skip to comments.13 Questions Evolution Can Answer, Intelligent Design Cannot
Posted on 02/12/2009 10:24:51 AM PST by steve-b
Stephen Bratteng, a biology teacher at Westwood High School in Austin put this together. I got the list from him when I heard him testify in favor of solid science in biology textbooks, in hearings before the Texas State Board of Education in 2003:
1. Why does giving vitamin and mineral supplements to undernourished anemic individuals cause so many of them to die of bacterial infections?
2. Why did Dr. Heimlich have to develop a maneuver to dislodge food particles from peoples wind pipes?
3. Why does each of your eyes have a blind spot and strong a tendency toward retinal detachment? But a squid whose eyesight is just as sharp does not have these flaws?
4. Why are depression and obesity at epidemic levels in the United States?
5. When Europeans came to the Americas, why did 90 percent of the Native Americans die of European diseases but not many Europeans died of American diseases?
6. Why do pregnant women get morning sickness?
7. Why do people in industrialized countries have a greater tendency to get Crohns disease and asthma?
8. Why does malaria still kill over a million people each year?
9. Why are so many of the product Depends sold each year?
10. Why do people given anti-diarrheal medication take twice as long to recover from dysentery as untreated ones?
11. Why do people of European descent have a fairly high frequency of an allele that can make them resistant to HIV infection?
12. Why do older men often have urinary problems?
13. And why do so many people in Austin get cedar fever?
(Excerpt) Read more at timpanogos.wordpress.com ...
AFAIK, not a single "European" disease originated in Europe. All originated either in Asia (vast majority) or Africa, spreading into Europe.
So why are they always referred to as European diseases rather than as Asian (or even Eurasian, which would at least be accurate) diseases?
EVERYONE knows that Boston is the Hub of the Universe.....that’s why it’s called the Hub.
Because people tried to breathe the food instead of eating it. It's not a design flaw but user error.
Here's a question to ponder...
Our DNA is 98% the same as monkeys thus supposedly proving we evolved from apes. But consider our DNA is also exactly 50% the same as a banana. Going by the logic, is that why some of us have dry skin that peels? ; )
But we’ve been wearing clothing for a very long time ... almost as long as men going slowly bald ... well women also. I like to tickle evolutionists on questions they don’t seem to have an answer to .... }:-)
You'd think that the anti-evolution crowd would have enough faith in their views that getting the reassurance of others wouldn't be necessary.
Regardless of your views on intelligent design, CREATIONISM can answer ALL your questions! Praise the LORD!
Last I read, only ten percent of the banana genome had been mapped. Do you have a reference to your claim?
When I google 'Heimlich', all sorts of keywords paring it with things like 'evolution' "id" and so on, I come up with nothing other than this page. What exactly would I read if I weren't so incurious? What juxtaposition? It's as If I said "ID is crap because all people from Maine have bad acne." And when you asked me what the hell I meant by that, I replied that you should read more. Huh?
And why the desperate desire by the Darwinists to score cheap little debating points? Why the insecurity? What does Heimlich have to do with evolution vs. ID? Simple question, no?
I'm sorry that you lack the curiosity to ask questions when confronted with an interesting juxtaposition.
I'm sorry you can't understand that 'can you explain...' is a question that I asked because I have the curiosity you claim I lack. So one more time: What do Heimlich, choking, and his maneuver have to do with the debate? what juxtaposition? An answer sans some implication of your intellectual superiority would be appreciated out here in Hicksville.
>>Why do so many features in living things look like the result of small, incremental changes?<<
And I think that is a valid question. But it is not really related to the former question, except that both deal in perception of facts, as opposed to facts themselves.
But is it expanding in all directions at the same absolute rate?
It is also said that we share 40-50% of our DNA with cabbages...
That is much better than the Darwinist's claim that we are Garbage Pail Kids, LOL!
well we are somewhat related to bananas as are all living things on earth. Just depends how far back you want to trace.
Your link goes nowhere. Your source’s references go to dead web pages.
It's true. Prior to Newton, people gave unrelated explanations for the orbits of planets and the falling of objects. Some perceptions lead to increased understanding, and some perceptions lead nowhere. Just depends on what your goals are in organizing your perceptions.
It cites Steve Jones, Professor of Genetics at University College, London as saying this.
Here's another link to an interview with him where he mentions that:
Choking is the result of a kludge in our breathing and eating pathways. The question is: is the design of our airway the result of an incompetent designer, or is it the result of a series of slight modifications?
In poor areas of the world where wheat is the primary crop people eat a whole lot more of it than they do in wealthy countries.
Americans dont actually eat all that much wheat.
Thats where your wrong! Check out the website I posted before you judge. Do a little research. There is "hidden" wheat and gluten in so much food, you would never realize. Next time you are in a grocery, look at every label, and I mean carefully look. You'll be surprised what you find. Its an additive in many hidden forms. And by processed, I meant processed foods. Almost all processed food have a form of wheat/gluten in it. A large percentage of American diets come from processed foods.
Humans cannot eat "raw" wheat; it would kill them. It must be processed. In poorer countries, the grain of choice is rice (middle and far east) or corn (South America). It has to do with growing conditions. There is a "wheat belt" where wheat can grow. Those countries are the ones that eat more wheat and inheritantly have more of the health problems. Statistically the only two nations that consume more wheat are China and India (www.nationmaster.com). However, I am not sure of the studies in relationship to the rate of Celiac Disease in those countries.
The wheat in the wealthier countries like the US is genetically modified to have higher gluten levels, plus we add gluten to products, which is the offending part of the wheat. As a celiac and the parent of a celiac, I have done a lot of research into this.
Hidden sources of wheat/gluten in American Diets...
Filler Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
The following items may or may not contain gluten depending on where and how they are made, and it is sometimes necessary to check with the manufacturer to find out:
Modified Food Starch
Mono and Diglycerides Monosodium Glutimate (MSG)
Base food for yeast
So even if it doesn't say the word "wheat" or "gluten", it still can contain wheat/gluten! Even the glue on envelopes and the stuff that holds pills together has wheat gluten in it. You consume more wheat gluten than you realize.
Want to learn more...www.celiac.com
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.