[Adapted from the chattier version Evolutionary Thinking Unwanted in Medical Science]
This is a different kind of article because it begins with a personal story. Although video recorders and cameras are ubiquitous, I think I escaped humiliation on social(ist) media. So I will humiliate myself by presenting a mental image.
After doing some errands on the morning of May 17, 2021, I returned home and was not paying attention while crossing the street. One foot on the curb, fine. For some reason, I did not clear the other foot and had a big fall.
While holding the mail in one hand and a small bag with my purchases in the other, I attempted to keep my balance with some very long steps. It did not go well. I smacked into the ground and a glancing blow into a shrubbery.
“Did it knock some sense into you, Cowboy Bob?”
No, I didn’t hit my head.
But my knee was burning. It was swollen, and it was the same knee that needed surgery (fractured patella) several years ago. Then my nose started bleeding.
I drove to the local urgent care facility, which has done good work for my wife and me in the past. (On the way, I felt my elbow and realized that it was also swollen.) While waiting, the nosebleed started again, a little — which is inconvenient when wearing the obligatory face mask. I stuffed facial tissues under it.
The nurse and then the PA-C that examined me were working quickly because there were other people waiting, but still kind and efficient. X-Rays were taken, indicated that I had rather severe bruising, but nothing serious. The previous knee injury’s repair was not affected.
The good times kept on a-rollin’. Three and a half days later, I noticed my left foot was swollen. That was alarming because it may indicate a blood clot, so my wife drove me back to the facility. The MD that checked it out said a clot was unlikely but recommended a Doppler examination.
What Does This Experience Tell Us?
Let’s stop riding that personal story trail and commence to riding the one that leads to the main reason for this here article, and so y’all won’t think the title was false advertising.
Evolution was not involved.
Although the secular science industry is foolishly trying to inject evolutionary thinking into viruses, these medical professionals are interested in operational science, not historical science. Not only do doctors find evolution irrelevant to their work but Darwinian thinking has actually been harmful to medical science!
Fundamentalist evolutionists insist that if people doubt or reject evolution, then they reject science itself — which is a question-begging epithet, not something based in logic. (They would consider me to be a “science denier” seeking advanced medical care. Makes perfect sense.) A creation approach makes much more sense.
In addition, the importance of evolutionary thinking to the practical sciences is emphasized by propagandists, but discarded by those who actually do the work. Yippie ky yay, secularists!