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Starcrash's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by Starcrash

The claim here, as usual in this debate, is an equivocation of "medicine" when saying "evolution is useful to medicine". The average doctor checking a patient for signs of illness does not apply evolutionary knowledge, but is implied to be the subject of the field of "medicine". However, the application of evolution is invariably linked to medical researchers. Researchers need to understand evolution? No kidding! But the average doctor can diagnose and prescribe medicine without once resorting to knowledge of evolution.

Sat, 26 May 2012 15:37:21 UTC | #943661