By Roger Oakland
Understand the Times
Anyone who lived through the 70s will remember David Vetter, the young boy better known as the “Bubble Boy. David, born without a functioning immune system, lived his entire life in a completely sterile environment. First, as an infant, he was placed in a small “bubble” crib. Later he lived in a one-room bubble. Eventually, at the age of twelve, David passed away. His life was most significant because he was the first person to survive so long without a proper functioning immune system.
Certainly, David’s life and death should cause serious thinking people to ask some questions about the idea of Darwinian evolution. It is obvious that the immune system acts like a bubble around the human body protecting it from foreign agents that bring about death. When the immune system works, our bodies are protected from the attack of bacteria, viruses, allergens, and toxins. If the system does not work, then the results are catastrophic and can eventually be lethal.
So how would an evolutionist explain the development of the immune system through the concept of natural selection and the idea of the survival of the fittest? Click here to continue reading.