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Alot of you may already know this but it was news to me.  At the FreeOk event this weekend we had a virologist speak about how they create vaccines using evolution.

Essentially they take the virus and put it in a chicken egg for example.  Well the virus isn't good at multiplying inside of a chicken egg so it doesn't have many offspring.  The scientist then takes the surviving offspring and puts them in another chicken egg and it may have a more offspring then its parents.  They continue to do this until the descendents have evolved the ability to favor reproducing inside of chicken eggs and create lots of virus offspring.  They then take the evolved virus and inject it into a human as a vaccine.  Since the virus now likes to reproduce in chicken eggs, it no longer is able to reproduce well inside of a human.  Therefore your body is able to kill it quickly and learn how to fight that type of virus.

Anyway, I know you guys already have plenty of proofs but I thought that was a pretty relevant one for seeing evolution in action.  I think if more creationists heard that, they may think twice at least about what evolution is. So hopefully this helps if anyone here needs more examples of proof.

Yes I am sure plenty of them would say well ya that's micro evolution not macro so there!  &)


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And that is why vaccines are evil.
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All animal- and plantbreeding is also based on evolution. It's not a coincidence that bananas are sweet and tasty. It's natural selection, only with human intervention. Process remains the same :).

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All animal- and plantbreeding is also based on evolution. It's not a coincidence that bananas are sweet and tasty. It's natural selection, only with human intervention. Process remains the same :).

But, But.... Kirk Cameron said that Bananas were created specifically to fit inside the human hand.  &)
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But, But.... Kirk Cameron said that Bananas were created specifically to fit inside the human hand.  &)

Kirk won't admit to the other places he's learned a banana will fit.
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All animal- and plantbreeding is also based on evolution. It's not a coincidence that bananas are sweet and tasty. It's natural selection, only with human intervention. Process remains the same :).

But, But.... Kirk Cameron said that Bananas were created specifically to fit inside the human hand.  &)

That is why god supported the CIA sponsored overthrow of the democratically elected government of Guatemala in 1954.  That president was moving towards agrarian reform, which would have given the land worked by Mayan serfs to those Mayan serfs - whose ancestors had worked that land for thousands of years before my ancestors arrived in this hemisphere. 

But what about the bananas????

But United Fruit Company NEEDED that land and those Mayan laborers to bring the sacred bananas to those of us who live in a nation that god did not bless with banana trees. 

God would not have made such a perfect fruit if he did not want us to enjoy it.  And if a few hundred thousand Guatemalans had to die to ensure that we have access to the sacred fruit, well, that is god's will. 

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That is why god supported the CIA sponsored overthrow of the democratically elected government of Guatemala in 1954.  That president was moving towards agrarian reform, which would have given the land worked by Mayan serfs to those Mayan serfs - whose ancestors had worked that land for thousands of years before my ancestors arrived in this hemisphere. 

But what about the bananas????

But United Fruit Company NEEDED that land and those Mayan laborers to bring the sacred bananas to those of us who live in a nation that god did not bless with banana trees. 

God would not have made such a perfect fruit if he did not want us to enjoy it.  And if a few hundred thousand Guatemalans had to die to ensure that we have access to the sacred fruit, well, that is god's will.

A nice reminder of how humans work things out (good, bad, or indifferent), versus the God approach!