posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 03:20 PM
Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
Originally posted by Kailassa
reply to post by Gradius Maximus
I'm amazed that creationists don't even know what a human being is.
A change in the expression of four codons does not stop a person being a member of homo sapiens.
Yet its enough to make them immune to HIV - allegedly
So what are these children?
If they are still homo sapien, yet have managed to activate this significant portion of their dormant genetic information?
We are all mutants. Every single one of us acquires hundreds of mutations during our lives. Sometimes a mutation will protect a person from a disease.
If this disease spreads badly and kills efficiently, you can have whole populations being immune because they are descendants of those who survived
this disease in the past.
This is why white mans' diseases have been so devastating to native populations. Many of us are descended from ancestors who had already acquired
immunities. However the ancestors of native populations were not exposed to these diseases, and so the bulk of the population was vulnerable. However
the children of survivers, when they survived because of a genetic immunity, had a chance of inheriting it.
It would be silly to say those who lacked genetic immunity were more or less human than the rest. We are all different in various ways, but we can all
interbreed, and we all have human anatomy, human tendancies and the human range of genetic code.
I have a son who is far more different than these children. He has extra chromosomes, which is a huge difference. However he is still human. (He's
48XXXY / 49 XXXXY)
edit on 23/1/11 by Kailassa because: (no reason given)