Originally posted by Wise Young:

I posed the following question to my students after showing them the Ben Carson interview. I asked them if they could think of five ways that the theory of evolution plays a role in their current spinal cord injury research. I said that if they cannot think of anything, then the evolutionary theory is irrelevant and we should stop talking about it. The deep silence that followed my question astounded me. Perhaps I should ask the membership of the CareCure this question.

Well, assuming evolution is true, we should look to our closest evolutionary "relatives" to perform experiments on to have the best guess of what will happen in humans. By the same token, are these "relatives" too close? Would experimenting on them be considered inhumane? Is inhumane even the right word to use?

That's just one quick line of thought. Another is the relevance of gene therapy and gene mutations.

...and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called, Honalee