The immune system vs. Creationism

Russ tryggvi at email.msn.com
Tue Aug 8 11:44:56 EST 2000

"Donald Forsdyke" <forsdyke at post.queensu.ca> wrote ...
> This bulletin board does not constitute a forum for creationism.

        I haven't seen anyone touting creationism so far. Everyone but you
recognized the passing reference to it as a joke.

> Furthermore, it is not a "comfort" board for those who have immunological
> diseases.

        I have forty years of experience solving complex problems. I just
recently turned my attention to the immune system. Are you saying that I am
forbidden to discuss the shortcomings of the immune system because my own
immune system has some of the same shortcomings?

> It is a discussion forum for scientific aspects of immunology,

        What is more scientific than a discussion of the evolution of the
immune system? The immune system is like a fort without a moat, drawbridge,
or porticullis. There is an evolutionary reason for every one of its
weaknesses, and it is important to discuss them. Good grief!

> initiated by myself and Benny Shomer circa 1992.

        For which you have my sincere gratitude.

> Chlamydia infections will be understood quicker if this board remains
> focussed (and if necessary reforms of the research system are instituted;
> see below).

        We were focused on immunology until you made a pitch for your book.

Russ Farris

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