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Do I dare broach this subject? What the hell, here goes. First, I am NOT a 'new-ager' or 'born-again' (hell, once was enough!); I am a primarily aerospace, defense, and earth sciences individual, with other scientiffic interests, as well as a student of history, current, ancient, and everything in between.

NOW...advocates of evolution theory tend to espouse the idea that there was no 'creator' or active design of life on earth; it 'just happened' when the time was right. Also, that species arose, fell, and changed based only on reaction/adaptation to the environment; all of that 'just happened' on it's own, as well.

Am I the only one who sees the curious possibilities opened up by current developments in our own world as we speak? We human beings are routinely modifying (genetic engineering) life forms (vaccines, etc.) and injecting them into ourselves, to modify our immune systems.

We are no longer relying on simple judging of breedstock in order to produce animals with particular characteristics; we are now genetically modifying (engineering) animals to produce particular desired sizes and color patterns among other features (dwarf dachsunds, other 'designer'pets, etc).

We are using gene therapy to modify our own species, activating/deactivating particular genes, to change some of our own characteristics (susceptibility to certain illnesses, etc).

So the question: evolution or design... are they mutually exclusive?

I'm sure I have opened pandora's box, but done is done.

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evolve/design? 315 scimitar 09-Jan-04 19:38
Re: evolve/design? 213 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 19:59
Re: evolve/design? 206 Kevin Kanada 09-Jan-04 20:25
Re: evolve/design? 194 scimitar 09-Jan-04 20:46
Re: evolve/design? 187 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 21:00
Re: evolve/design? 199 Kevin Kanada 09-Jan-04 21:31
Re: evolve/design? 180 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:50
Re: evolve/design? 190 Alex S 10-Jan-04 00:07
Re: evolve/design? 173 ArmchairObserver 10-Jan-04 05:38
Re: evolve/design? 197 scimitar 10-Jan-04 10:10
Re: evolve/design? 219 scimitar 09-Jan-04 20:30
Re: evolve/design? 173 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 20:44
Re: evolve/design? 188 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 21:14
Re: evolve/design? 193 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 23:40
Re: evolve/design? 147 Nebankh 10-Jan-04 13:20
Re: evolve/design? 185 scimitar 09-Jan-04 21:14
Re: evolve/design? 176 Mr. Hunter 09-Jan-04 20:53
Re: evolve/design? 220 scimitar 09-Jan-04 21:24
Re: evolve/design? 185 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:35
Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 192 truebeliever 09-Jan-04 21:53
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 200 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:59
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 192 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:06
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 182 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 22:10
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 207 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:14
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 183 truebeliever 09-Jan-04 22:12
Re: Evolution Theory may Prove Intelligent Design? 149 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 22:53
Re: evolve/design? 161 fisherman 09-Jan-04 21:39
Re: evolve/design? 172 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 23:29
Re: evolve/design? 175 fisherman 12-Jan-04 16:32
Re: evolve/design? 211 Mr. Hunter 09-Jan-04 20:15
Re: evolve/design? 158 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 20:34
Re: evolve/design? 189 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 21:06
Re: evolve/design? 209 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:32
Re: evolve/design? 181 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:12
Re: evolve/design? 156 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 22:26
Re: evolve/design? 181 Nebankh 09-Jan-04 22:33
Re: evolve/design? 185 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:36
Re: evolve/design? 230 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 17:39
Re: evolve/design? 215 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 18:26
Re: evolve/design? 147 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 19:08
Re: evolve/design? 191 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 19:26
Re: evolve/design? 175 OakeyDokey 10-Jan-04 20:26
Re: evolve/design? 212 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 20:56
Re: evolve/design? 188 OakeyDokey 10-Jan-04 23:25
Re: evolve/design? 205 scimitar 10-Jan-04 22:34
Re: evolve/design? 185 Kevin Kanada 09-Jan-04 21:43
Re: evolve/design? 184 OakeyDokey 09-Jan-04 21:56
Re: evolve/design? 181 scimitar 09-Jan-04 22:04
Re: evolve/design? 171 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:43
Re: evolve/design? 182 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:41
Re: evolve/design? 216 nonconformist 09-Jan-04 20:41
Re: evolve/design? 195 ArmchairObserver 09-Jan-04 20:47
Re: evolve/design? 184 Brew99 09-Jan-04 21:11
Re: evolve/design? 231 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:50
Re: evolve/design? 193 scimitar 09-Jan-04 21:39
Re: evolve/design? 174 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 02:56
Re: evolve/design? 175 Segestan 09-Jan-04 22:55
Re: evolve/design? 185 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 03:02
Re: evolve/design? 183 timewaster 10-Jan-04 03:47
Re: evolve/design? 170 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 04:08
Re: evolve/design? 208 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 19:12
Re: evolve/design? 180 wirelessguru1 10-Jan-04 19:27
Re: evolve/design? 216 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 19:36
Re: evolve/design? 186 timewaster 10-Jan-04 19:55
Re: evolve/design? 200 SNerlick 10-Jan-04 20:58
Re: evolve/design? 174 timewaster 10-Jan-04 20:02
Re: evolve/design? 177 wirelessguru1 11-Jan-04 03:38
Re: evolve/design? 190 scimitar 10-Jan-04 10:29
Re: evolve/design? 177 timewaster 10-Jan-04 19:50
Re: evolve/design? 177 wirelessguru1 11-Jan-04 03:48


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