Abbreviation for Deoxyribonucleic Acid, it is the building block of life common to all organisms, containing hereditary genetic units of information crucial to cell and tissue growth.
Comprehensively, it is an organic chemical of complex molecular structure that is found in all prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and in many viruses. DNA codes genetic information for the transmission of inherited traits.
Regarding COVID-19, there has been a scientific study that sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus may end up saving lives in the future. This is because we can get to study what happens to the genomes of coronavirus patients. By doing so, we may get even closer to formulating a vaccine that would stop the epidemic from affecting human lives.
But then, this is just one idea that the scientists are looking at, currently. Yet, it looks promising. We still have a lot to discover and the scientists and the current US administration is not stopping until we can get the health care we all need.
If you read my posts on the topic of the coronavirus so far… and I mean all of them, not just cherry picking them… I think you will find that I have attempted consistently to apportion my viewpoint to the actual facts on the ground and have, in the main, pretty well correctly described what was happening and what would happen. However, my relative ‘optimism’ is not accounted for merely by reference to the fact pattern associated with COVID-19. There are reasons besides, as well, which I’d like to share with you in this post.
In the first place, there … continue reading...
By atheism, Blog, Christian Short Stories, eugenics, evolution, human rights, literary apologetics, morality, original sin, science, scientism, Secular Humanism, spirituality
July 10, 2009
Here is a short story I wrote inspired by the comments in this thread on PZ Myer’s blog. Enjoy!
Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge of Knowledge
“I got here as fast as I could!” gasped the old man. He put one hand on the hood of the squad car and bent over as he tried to catch his breath.
The annoyed chief stared at the man waiting for him to explain who he was because the chief didn’t recognize him at all. At last, the balding and sweating gentlemen stood erect and stared back at the … continue reading...
I don’t remember when I first encountered Antony Flew’s arguments for atheism. I do know that it was primarily Flew’s brand of atheism that I rejected and it was his brand of atheism that I seemed to encounter most often at the time Christian apologetics became one of my passions. I met the news of his change of mind with deep interest and looked forward to the re-release of his ‘God and Philosophy’ which was going to include a new introduction explaining exactly where he now stood and how he got there. I was disappointed with the lack of new … continue reading...