Saturday, October 2, 2010

Medicine, Anatomy and Evolution



A classmate (thanks Yang) posted this to my med school's internal forum - it's a discussion of a very badly routed nerve that we just dissected, and because it passes through the neck and upper thorax, the bad routing is even more evident in giraffes than in humans. Nice evidence of gradually accumulated, non-directed change. Forgetting for a moment the direct argument about creationism and evolution, a question for creationists might be: you must believe our professors are all hood-winked too, right? Don't they have a little too much chutzpah if they expect a bunch of bright, idealistic medical students* to go along with the Darwinist conspiracy, especially when some of those students are Christians? Do they really expect that no one in the class would ask any questions? If we didn't know better we might think that creationists think this is possible because they're accustomed to people accepting what they're told without thinking critically about it.

*This is happening before we're in the clinics. We don't become dull and cynical until later.

4 comments:

kd said...

"We don't become dull and cynical until later." -- Speak for yourself, fool!

TGP said...

I like to offer to accept Creationism if the Creationists will accept that the Creator is terrible at his job.

Michael Caton said...

Well in some cases we were apparently dull and cynical when we started medical school. ZING!

TGP said...

I believe that if we all work very hard to innovate and believe in ourselves, we can find exciting new ways to become dull and cynical!