Re: It's the Bible or evolution

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sat Oct 01 2005 - 11:20:40 EDT

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From: "Denyse O'Leary" <>
To: "'George Murphy'" <>; "'Ted Davis'"
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Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 11:04 AM
Subject: RE: It's the Bible or evolution

If life is created in the lab, that is precisely the sort of stuff that will
be shaken up. That's the point I was trying to make. - cheers, Denyse

Denyse -

Did you read what I said at all? "If life is created in the lab" is exactly
the kind of ambiguous usage we should try to avoid. It isn't much of a
problem when we say that nuclear physicists have "created" atoms of element
109 (or whatever we're up to now) e.g. but that's only because that isn't
something that gives rise to debates about religious issues. Talk about
"creating life" does. Why not say "If life is made in the lab" - or even
"If scientists are able to make living things in the lab"? It requires a
little discipline but it's worth it.

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