RE: [asa] Advice for conversing with YECs (Cheek turning)

From: gordon brown <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 16:23:19 EDT

On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Dehler, Bernie wrote:

> I think the best evidence for evolution, that man came from an apelike creature and was not abruptly made by fiat, is pseudogenes. The book by Hugh Ross in "Who was Adam" has a good section on details on this (Ross is old earth and rejects evolution, but admits they have no response to the pseudogene argument). An example (in the book by Ross) is the pseudogene for an enzyme to create vitamin c (asorbic acid). Lower life forms have it, so they make their own vitamin c. Apes and humans have a corrupted version, so we can't make it and need to get vitamin c from our diet. Why would the fall curse humans and apes (by messing up this gene) but not other animals?

My remark here is not directed for or against your main point. Rather it
is prompted by your last claim above. Why should inability to produce our
own vitamin C be considered a curse? I like to drink orange juice.

Gordon Brown (ASA member)

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