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Why do creationists come crawling back to evolution when they need medicine?

"Evolutionary biology is central to the development of vaccines, drug development, the biotechnology industry and methods for tracking infectious diseases"

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  • Matt
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    9 years ago
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    Because they are hypocrites. They think evolution is "evil," yet they have no problem reaping the benefits of the so-called "evil" science. They will of course not go to hell even though they benefit from "evil," since they go to church every Sunday. Scientists who develop medications that save countless lives, however, will burn in hell for eternity according to religious folks, since scientists choose to be productive members of society rather than worshiping a god who discourages belief in life-saving science.

    Edit:

    @Angie, my answer was in reference to creationists who believe that evolution is untrue/immoral, not to people who accept evolution but think it was started/guided by a god.

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  • Angie
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    i dont feel like reading all of this. you mean people who believe that one day humans just popped on the earth one day? i dont believe that. of course evolution happened, the question is, how? where exactly did we come from? someone must have tipped the first domino. at least thats what i think.

    matt...this is not the eighteenth century. i know a few traditional and extremist christians who think this...but only very few.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You mean scientists like Banting and Best? Wow, That's a lot of quotes! Thankfully I don't have to go through one of them to tell you without a shade of doubt that whether or not a person believes in evolution or not has absolutely nothing to do with his ability to rinse test tubes and that is where its at in research.

    Source(s): I have probably been promoting evolutionary thought longer then you have been alive and your question is a real deterrant to positive conclusions. STOP PROMOTING JUNK SCIENCE. .
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You'll find there is a high level of hypocrisy among science denialists in general.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    One day, the hand that feeds them will get tired of being bitten.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Matbe they'll pass on medicine now?

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  • Neil
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Did not God create the people and substances used in medicine? Render to God what belongs to God.

    Edit:I do not crawl, I drive to the pharmacy.

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