Re: Fwd: Alvin Plantinga's paper

James Taggart (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 08:29:01 -0500

You wrote:

What would happen if the theory of evolution
would be totally barred from our school systems? I believe that nothing
would happen, science would continue to proposer, technology would be
unhindered, medicine would flourish, etc.

If you do not understand the theory of common descent, how can you justify
applying the results of medical experiments on some animals to other
animals. Just because some medicine works in a pig says nothing about how
it might work in humans unless you assume that they work through the same
mechanisms. If you don't have common descent, why would you think that the
bodies worked in the same way?