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April 21, 2004

The Beginning of Life

What makes research valuable? In an article about “fatherless mice”, this question was answered by the statement, “But the research could improve understanding of genetic imprinting and what causes abnormalities in embryos, as well as knowledge about the beginning of life.”

What an amazing statement – laboratory research on mice can provide knowledge about the beginning of life? Assuming genetic evolution, how can a researcher realistically use the scientific method to see backward through billions of genetic mutations to the spontaneous generation of the first single celled life form? The fact is that they cannot. Current stem cell research, along with the evolution hypothesis, enables scientific speculation that is used to further substantiate the prevailing humanistic belief system.

Scientists are not objective and are driven by faith to the same extent as any “religious” philosopher. The difference is that most modern scientists are not epistemologically self-conscience.

Posted by Blogorithm at April 21, 2004 10:45 PM

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