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Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVID-19. Show all posts

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Creation Virology and COVID-19

At this point in time, we are all learning about the virus that is known scientifically as SARS-CoV-2. People are wondering why it has been so difficult to deal with, but it is unique and that is why you will often hear the word novel associated with it — everyone is learning. Despite the claims of one owlhoot, COVID-19 is not the end for creationism. In fact, a creation approach is crucial in understanding the virus.

Evolutionary thinking is harmful to medical science and virology. A creation approach is far more effective in dealing with COVID-19.
Original image from the CDC, then modified with FotoSketcher
Darwinian medicine is not only foolish, but downright dangerous. Some people are claiming that this virus is evidence for evolution, but that is completely false. In the original very good creation, viruses, bacteria, and other microbes were prolific and our Creator had a purpose for them. Creation virologists point out that many (if not most) viruses are beneficial. Interestingly, there is disagreement as to whether or not viruses are living things because they do have DNA but do not have cells.

A few important articles are listed here. The first is written in a Q and A format. It is not overly technical and the author is extremely qualified to write it. I recommend clicking on "COVID-19, Coronavirus, and Creation Virology". Another article, written by a medical doctor, is also of interest, "How COVID-19 Started and Where It’s Going". Finally, there is a much longer in-depth article from 1999 that is still relevant. I am linking to the audio version, but if you scroll down, you can find a link to the print version as well as other resources. For this one, click on "Did God Make Pathogenic Viruses?"

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

So Mother Earth is Punishing Us with COVID-19

When riding the trails of social media, it is not surprising to find some mighty strange ideas about COVID-19. An actor thinks that Earth is punishing us for our environmental crimes. Idris Elba is promoting a pagan view of Earth as a living thing, which has grown in popularity even in evolutionary circles (see "More Gaia Paganism in Evolution"). Earth is not an entity, old son.

An actor believes that COVID-19 is Earth punishing us. This is a pagan idea, and scientific facts as well as a creation worldview show otherwise.
Earth image from Clker Clipart blended with COVID-19 image from the CDC
It is interesting that Elba is "race conscious" by stating the obvious: black people can get the virus. His worldview probably excludes the biblical fact that there are no races. Ethnic groups, sure. But we're all the same race.

It is amazing to this child that people foolishly look to uninformed but highly opinionated celebrities for medical and political advice. Since Earth is not a living being, it cannot decide to make a virus to punish us. Elba does not indicate how he knows that the pagan deity chose to make this virus, and why it was made. Actually, COVID-19 fits into Darwinian mythology, but as a punishment humanity, it fails because most people survive. We did not hear such foolish claims about Earth punishing us with other, more deadly, viruses. For far more rational information, see "How COVID-19 Started and Where It’s Going". (I've seen similar remarks from global warming cultists.) This is not a time to be making up your own "facts", people.
English actor Idris Elba believes the COVID-19 virus is a defensive action by the Earth against the harm humanity is doing to it.

Elba and his wife have both tested positive for the virus but have not shown any symptoms.2 In a video interview with Oprah Winfrey, the actor said, “Our world has been taking a kicking. We have damaged our world and it’s no surprise that our world is reacting to the human race.”

Although Elba didn’t explicitly say so, it seems he was referring to environmental damage caused by pollution and/or “climate change.” He compared the Earth to an organism attempting to defend itself against an infection. He also said,
You can find out more by clicking on "Actor Says Virus Is Earth’s Response to Humanity". NOTE: Be patient, this site has been very slow on weekends.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Our Engineered Immune System

You may remember from school days that the heart pumps blood, it circulates through our systems, gets oxygen, and the cycle continues. That is the simplest example, but there is far more involved. As science and technology develop, medical science is learning more about how our immune system operates.

Our immune systems are designed to fight infections and pathogens. This includes the coronavirus and others.
Credit: Pixabay / Arek Socha
Although from a secular source, there is important information in "Five Reasons You Don't Need to Panic About the COVID-19 Coronavirus".

Both red and white blood cells have special functions to protect us from diseases and infections. We have a passel of microbes living in us and our system has to distinguish between the good ones and those that don't have our best interests at heart (so to speak). Throughout life, bodily systems learn and adapt, and even become more efficient at dealing with them. In fact, they learn. Interestingly, vaccinations help our immune system learn, and it can adapt to such intruders and those that are similar.

We have leukocytes that help clean us out, not only from intruders, but they help remove dead cells. They are programmed for specific interlopers, so there are quite a few of them that have their own assignments. Some cells are guides to point out the bad stuff: "Thanks. We'll take it from here." This is good to know with the current scare over the coronavirus.
Each day, we live at the mercy of pathogens and parasites, microbes about one-trillionth to one-thousandth of our size. We read about the flu causing havoc this winter in most parts of the USA and Europe. The flu epidemic is peaking earlier than normal and is spreading across the USA according to the CDC. Flu vaccination can help prevent flu and its potentially serious complications. In the summer, we read about malaria and Ebola outbreaks troubling tropical populations. The objectives of this article are (1) to explain the overcoming design principle of the immune system in effectively fighting pathogens and parasites in disease; and (2) to record the role of Christians and creation biologists in developing vaccines.
To read the this rather long but very interesting article with several illustrations, click on "Wise Blood: The Principle of Overcoming in Disease and Immunity (Part 1)". The next one follows below.

Our immune system has antibodies that are made by plasma cells to help eliminate pathogens. This special police force actually recognizes certain molecules, antigens, of the pathogens. (I can't help but thinking of the high-tech crime dramas where the evildoers are being tracked by law enforcement.) The antibodies also help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and facilitate a helpful biome. Indeed, molecules-to-microbiologist evolution cannot even begin to explain the specified complexity and obvious engineering principles that our Creator provided. He provided salvation through his blood and resurrection, and also provides for us in our own blood.
The immune system serves more than just to “defend” against disease. The immune system was designed to interact with microbes and to cleanse the body of aging, dying, and dead red blood cells and bacteria even in the pre-fall world. The immune system in a pre-fall world worked to assist body development positively, and in the post-fall world, it also defends against pathogens. This is how most creation biologists view the immune system.
This one is also on the long side, but it's still very interesting and informative. You can read the entire article by clicking on "Wise Blood: Antibodies, the Principle of Overcoming in Disease (Part 2)". Also of interest is this article and an embedded video, "Coronaviruses in creation: Does the recent coronavirus outbreak support evolution?" Finally, you may like "The Life-Giving Blood".

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