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[Referring to ancient retroviral infection fragments in our genomes, powerful evidence for evolution]As for any type of viruses, Look at Revelation to the plagues. These may or may not be that which you refer to, but I want to show you that God can indeed send new plagues (viruses or whatever)

Follower of Christ, Christian Forums 5 Comments [4/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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or, your know... just another evolves?

12/24/2009 4:33:19 PM


Yeah. Reality versus the Book of Revelation.

Since St. Paul the Divine probably overdosed and had some weird mushroom dream (unless you have a better explanation for the sheer WTF-ness of Revelation) and the theory of evolution has other supporting factual evidence that exists in reality, I'm kinda going to have to chose real life over the Book of Revelation here.

12/24/2009 9:20:48 PM

Allegory for Jesus

This person clearly had no idea what the person who brought up retroviruses was trying to say. Who cares whether Jeebus magic could whip up some new disease? That is irrelevant. It is also irrelevant whether Jeebus magic could have guided evolution in general, though that would be closer to the issue at hand at least. The viruses in question became significant evidence for evolution because of their genetic insertion into the genome, which is essentially junk DNA that can be traced across generations according to what species share the same these basically irrelevant sequences. That has nothing to do with Revelation, plagues, or God making new organisms and everything to do with finding a common lineage in existing organisms. So...yeah.

7/22/2010 2:31:01 PM


Something in this ancient book of mythology may sound like what you're talking about. I want you to believe me.

7/22/2010 2:34:49 PM


Shoehorning gawd into science again, are you?

7/22/2010 5:37:48 PM

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