A Practical Medical Application of ID Theory (or, Darwinism as a Science-Stopper)
|December 9, 2007||Posted by GilDodgen under Darwinism, Science|
In a previous UD thread, a dude named Poachy (where do these guys get these screen names?), with much sarcasm about a comment I made, proposed:
We need to start voting with our feet and eschew all but the medical advances that come from application of the ID paradigm.
Here’s a prediction and a potential medical application from ID theory: Design a chemical or protein which would require a triple CCC to defeat its toxic effects on a bacterium, and it will exhaust the probabilistic resources of blind-watchmaker mechanisms to counteract the toxic effects.
Such a success could and will only come from engineering and reverse-engineering efforts, not from Darwinian theory.
In the meantime, medical doctors should prescribe multiple antibiotics for all infections, since this will decrease the likelihood that infectious agents can develop resistance through stochastic processes. Had the nature of the limits of Darwinian processes been understood at the outset, the medical community would not have replaced one antibiotic with another in a serial fashion, but would have prescribed them in parallel.
This represents yet another catastrophic failure of Darwinian presumption, which is based on hopelessly out-of-date 19th century scientific naïveté.