Reader’s Reaction

Mr. John Paulin made a reaction to one item in our blog. He writes:

“While the appendix may help produce good flora, it is not a necessary part of the human body. The fact that it is prone to serious infection and that people who have it removed are seemingly perfectly healthy afterwards suggests that the appendix is a poorly ‘designed’ organ if you choose to believe that God made human beings in a “good way”. Also, you obviously have a poor understanding of evolution if you believe that major evolutionary changes occur in a few thousand years. Take the time to fully understand how complicated evolution and natural selection are before you post ignorant responses trying to justify the mythology of creationism.

“Please stop dumbing America.”

(Sgd) John Paulin

Following is my observation:

The finding that comes from reputable medical teams from reputable American universities that said the appendix is a “factory of good flora” is the issue. Evolutionist used to taunt creationism by pointing at the appendix as utterly useless. The question is: On this appendix issue, were evolutionists right or wrong when they concluded that the appendix was good for nothing? They have now been proved WRONG.

The American medical school researchers have concluded that the appendix do produce good microbes helpful to the well being of the body. Still Mr. Paulin prefaced his statement by writing, “While the appendix may help produce good flora, it is not a necessary part of the human body.” He says “it may.” He should say, in agreement with scientific research, “yes, it does.” And he should confess that the atheistic evolutionist taunt of past decades was utterly useless.

He closes with the appeal, “Please stop dumbing down America.” We are not dumbing down America. Mr. Paulin’s belief and promotion of atheistic evolution is damning America. Of course some would prefer to be damned than be dumbed. I wished Mr. Paulin should have been present when the Pilgrims and founding fathers of America laid the foundation of the American Nation so that he could have shouted, “Please stop founding up America with the motto, ‘In God We Trust.’”

Mr. Paulin thinks “good design” by the God of heaven is that which is not prone to serious infection. But there are many organs of our body that are prone to serious infections. This kind of reasoning is based on materialism. That there is no inner man, no spiritual aspect of personality. To a spiritual person an organ, like the appendix, that is prone to serious infection serves a beneficial purpose. Infection would remind the individual that he is mortal, thus he prepares for the eternal destiny. A person who does not sometimes become weak become proud and thinks he does not need God. But a person who sometimes become sick would think of existence beyond the grave. Therefore, an organ that is prone to infection serves a good purpose. ©

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One Comment to “Reader’s Reaction”

  1. “atheistic evolution”
    What’s truly ignorant is how your camp continues to confuse a proven scientific phenomenon with a theological argument. This is why you’re unable to examine this issue objectively, you’ve already decided that your religion is correct and therefore anything that contradicts it is automatically wrong. What you don’t get is that evolution *doesn’t* contradict christianity.
    http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/kenneth-miller-on-expelled/
    Written by Kenneth Miller, biology professor and christian.

    Should I even mention how hypocritical it is for ID proponents to chastise science for believing that a more complete fossil record is waiting to be found (even though what we have is plenty to demonstrate lineage) yet then they themselves believe that a purpose will be discovered for junk DNA?

    “I wished Mr. Paulin should have been present when the Pilgrims and founding fathers of America laid the foundation of the American Nation so that he could have shouted, “Please stop founding up America with the motto, ‘In God We Trust.’”
    ‘In god we trust’ wasn’t chosen as the national motto until 1957.
    ‘Under god’ wasn’t added to the pledge of allegiance until 1954 after a campaign by the Knights of Colombus.
    “The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion” – Treaty of Tripoli
    More about how virtually none of americas founders were christian – http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/summer97/secular.html
    What was that you were saying about not dumbing down america?

    “To a spiritual person an organ, like the appendix, that is prone to serious infection serves a beneficial purpose. Infection would remind the individual that he is mortal, thus he prepares for the eternal destiny.”
    Thank you for this absolutely PERFECT example of why ID is not science. Science must be falsifiable, and if you assume that things were designed by god that automatically eliminates any possibility of falsification. You can simply make up some story about gods intent, since god is by definition untestable.
    Evolution, of course, is falsifiable (I know you were thinking it’s not) as there are many very simple ways to prove it wrong. The common example is finding a fossilized rabbit in the precambrian layer.

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