Thursday, October 20, 2005

Intelligent Design and the Flu

From the Letters to the Editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Applying one’s beliefs

The development of a vaccine for avian influenza is totally dependent upon an understanding of natural selection, molecular genetics and evolution. This is in conflict with the theory of intelligent design and thus provides a marvelous opportunity for proponents of that concept to stand up for their beliefs and refuse to be inoculated. They would also be doing their part to make sure that there is enough vaccine for the rest of us.

Richard G. Fried, M.D.

Kimberton, Pa.

(Besides providing a greater supply of the vaccine for others as Dr. Fried suggests, such a course may also help improve the gene pool–something the supporters of intelligent design will never understand.)


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