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Medicine was doing fine before Darwin. What great advances occurred because of the evolutionary thinking? Aren't humans beyond the reach of natural selection anyway?

joelazcr, Christian Forums 16 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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WTF?! || meh


That's like saying humans are beyond the reach of death.

2/17/2008 12:28:34 AM


You I suspect, find it very had to get laid.

There. Natural selection.

2/17/2008 2:25:01 AM


Maybe the leech took too much blood the last time you went to a barber to cure your headache, and that's why you're having a hard time with brain activity.

11/10/2008 6:11:12 PM


I kindly invite you to say this to pretty much anyone in the Pharmacological or Biological field. I will be on hand to watch them beat you to death.

11/10/2008 6:52:14 PM


Yeah, before 1859 the death rate was down to almost zero. There was no AIDS either, and cancer hadn't even been heard of.

11/10/2008 9:12:40 PM


... This is so ignorant, I can't stop laughing about it. XD

11/10/2008 10:06:33 PM


No idea what Biologists do. No clue what medicine was like 150 years ago

11/10/2008 10:14:54 PM


150 years ago?

Yep, during the Napoleonic wars surgeons simply sawed off wounded limbs.

And as for evolutionary thinking, we have a gleaming example in the form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

11/10/2008 10:40:50 PM


Vaccines, which have totally eliminated smallpox, and almost totally eliminated polio from the Western world, as well as drastically reducing childhood deaths from measles, mumps and other once common childhood illnesses.

11/10/2008 10:47:25 PM

Hunter Jay

What does medicine have to do with Darwin???

1/27/2011 8:56:08 AM



nobody claimed medicine greatly advanced from the learning of the evolutionary history on earth.

monster fail


1/27/2011 8:57:17 AM


You can't be serious?

Evolution and medicine have zilch to do with eachother.

Or maybe not, now that we get better knowledge about the development of species all the time, maybe there is something we have and will learn in the future, that could help even in developing medicine and genetics etc. Just a thought.

But, i don't think that was what he meant :D

1/27/2011 9:06:02 AM

David B.

"Medicine and Evolution: Current Applications, Future Prospects"
by Sarah Elton and Paul O.Higgins.

Available from Amazon.com, price $120.

1/27/2011 9:24:42 AM


You're kidding me right? You don't know anything about biology or medicine. Until you know what you're talking about , kindly STFU.

11/12/2011 3:23:58 PM


yup, medicine was great in the early 1800s and before. Antibiotics, artificial skin for grafts, organ transplants, hip and knee replacements, chemotherapy, CAT scans , MRI , vaccines, in-vitro fertilization, ultrasounds... OH, !! WAIT!! this isn't all evolutionery thinking, just scientific progress.

Humans have enough control of the environment they live in that some aspects of natural selection are diminished, but selection still occurs.

11/12/2011 4:10:38 PM


Medicine was doing fine before Darwin

Are you just saying things for the sake of saying things, or are you just fucking stupid?

Aren't humans beyond the reach of natural selection anyway?

Ironically, it's modern medicine and medical care that allows us to be somewhat beyond the reach of natural selection.

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