Index to Common Creationist Claims about ERVs
If you know the appropriate response to 'ERVs are functional' you will undoubtedly see its Siamese Twin Creationist Claim: 'Non-functional/Harmful ERVs are _________.'
The blank can be a variety of things.
- The result of The Fall.
- The result of The Flood.
- They used to be useful, but arent needed anymore.
- They have some hidden use that scientists havent found yet (such as a 'built in vaccine'- which will be covered later).
- They are tricks embedded by their god to test His Creation.
- The ever useful 'we cannot know the Designers thoughts'.
- Conserved non-functional DNA is evidence for a Young Earth, etc.
If you encounter a ________ youre not sure how to address, please leave a comment!