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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-12-08 09:55 PM
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23. For scientists, the origin of life is indeed important
It's not simply a club to beat folks over the head with. Maybe that's how the folks you know understand evolution, but that's not what it is for scientists. It's not even a question of choosing between "God or happenstance," because evolution isn't really about happenstance, either. Knowing the truth about the origins of life, even if it bore no fruit, is inherently scientifically valuable.

Without getting caught up in the philosophical question of whether we can ever really know anything "for sure" (which we can, but that's my opinion), it's important to understand that evolutionary processes that govern life on our planet are important "here and how," particularly when it comes to medicine.
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