Re: [asa] Question for all the theistic evolutionists

From: Dave Wallace <>
Date: Fri Mar 23 2007 - 17:37:50 EDT

John Burgeson (Burgy) wrote:

> I can buy that. What I cannot buy is the claim that, since it is
> undecided, such creatures do NOT possess the IOG. That leads to the
> obvious claim that it would be perfectly OK to eat them. Or put them
> in a zoo.

I grew up in Ethiopia where monkeys were not that uncommon and in some
places very common. Depending upon the zoo I even question keeping some
of the primate species and dolphins in captivity. Maybe some of modern
zoos with huge enclosures etc are ok but not something like the zoos I
first remember seeing in about 1952/53.

If Burgy succeeds in inventing time extraction technology, and we
extract a small Neanderthal infant from -- say 350K years ago, how low a
probability for them possessing IOG would we want to have before
considering them an animal? For me at least, well below 1%.

Dave W

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