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How Does Modern Medicine Depend on Darwinism?

Tom Bethell


Scott Russell Sanders, the author of this thoughtless Washington Post review of
E.O. Wilson’s new book The Meaning of Human Existence, writes (emphasis added):

Wilson tries yet again, in "The Meaning of Human Existence," to convince ordinary readers of the scientific view that humans have evolved, along with millions of other species, from earlier life forms, entirely by natural processes, without guidance from any supreme being. He has his work cut out for him. According to the most recent Pew Research Center poll, roughly two-thirds of Americans reject this view of evolution, which undergirds all of modern medicine and the life sciences.

"Undergirds all of modern medicine"?

I wonder if Sanders or anyone else can provide, as an example, one modern medical opinion that would be shown to be false if it were generally accepted that bodies are designed.

Editor’s Note: Readers are invited to submit their suggestions, for possible publication, via the Email Us button at the top of the ENV homepage. Dr. Philip Skell’s comments at The Scientist, "Why Do We Invoke Darwin?," seem pertinent here.

Image: By U.S. Army Medical Command photo (http://www.armymedicine.army.mil) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.