posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 03:23 AM
I know, another thread on evolution! But this is my first on a topic like this.
I am a med student and was studying about Sickle Cell Anemia today. Sickle Cell Anemia is caused by a genetic mutation. Its more predominant in
malaria prone regions. That is because it renders some immunity to malaria. But has its own down side to it. Evolution is based on random mutations
like this which is helpful in the long run. So Sickle Cell is a classic example of Darwins theory on evolution.
Now some creationists mention that everything was created by God. Well did God not know that in the future we will be traveling all over the globe in
a few hours?
My point being that people with sickle cell anemia are better off in tropics but when they migrate to area where there never was malaria and
interbreed with locals to produce offsprings with the disease who don't need it and has to suffer its consequences. This is just one example. Dark
skinned people migrate to the north and interbreed with light skinned people, but dark skin gene being dominant the offspring would be dark skinned
and may suffer consequences like low Vit D production. Another example where mongoloid people of icy areas having slanted eyes to protect from sun
glare, travel to equatorial areas with no ice or snow have children with slanted eyes who don't need them.
Can this point be forwarded to support evolution instead of creation or did I make a mistake somewhere?