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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cancer Research and Evolutionary Thinking

Over the years, particles-to-pathologist evolutionary thinking has led to a passel of serious errors in science based on the "Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution" lie. We've had the "vestigial organs" fiasco that was founded on ignorance of function (they're not useless leftovers from an imagined evolutionary past, but actually functional), so-called "junk" DNA, and more. Much of this is funded by tax money.

Evolutionary thinking has hindered scientific advances many times. When it comes to important matters, a creation-based approach is what will yield results.

Evolutionary stories are good for filling time around the campfire on the trail, but when it comes to something important like cancer research, such thinking is lethal. Using evolutionary assumptions in cancer research is fundamentally flawed and loaded with circular reasoning, and creation science has contrary explanations that can go one-on-one with the spurious research of evolutionary scientists; a creation worldview in science can yield results that are helpful.

Few topics in science news generate more excitement than prospects for curing cancer. Whether or not dinosaurs had feathers is all well and good, but cancer research is a topic that hits people where they live, and where they suffer. Can evolutionary science help medical scientists fight this devastating array of diseases?

Temple University’s Sudhir Kumar and colleagues have jumped on that evolutionary cancer research bandwagon. They claim that their study of 500 million years of genetic patterns across the vertebrate evolutionary tree can—through evolutionary predictions—accurately predict mutations associated with cancer and, as a sort of bonus, even explain the genetic underpinnings of human evolution.
To finish reading, click on "Evolutionary Conjecture Cannot Cure Cancer".