Treating congenital defects with gene editing (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Sunday, June 14, 2020, 16:10 (501 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: Thank goodness, our advanced human brain can find solutions for biological problems. It is the answer I have for theodicy. God gave us a brain that can solve problems that arise.

dhw: Disregarding the problems that our fellow organisms and our not-so-clever ancestors have had to face over the last 3.8 billion years, why do you think he wanted to set us problems in the first place?

Opening up to lots of guesswork. Viruses were with us from close to the beginning of life, and there is important evidence they actually helped in the process of evolution. That doesn't explain the bad ones, but that means their evolution was not tightly controlled by God; we don't know the reason. Didn't worry about it, didn't care, or let it go on purposely. Take your pick. As for biological mistakes, the complexity of life has many safeguards built in, but it is obvious that mistakes can happen and do. We seem to be able to solve some from our brain power and that applies to creating vaccines also. We do have the brains.

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