Re: Evolution Conclusively Disproved
Bob Casanova (email@example.com)
Fri, 27 Jan 1995 13:00:00 GMT
In article <dexter.791131643@aries> firstname.lastname@example.org (Frosch) writes:
>From: email@example.com (Frosch)
>Subject: Re: Evolution Conclusively Disproved
>Date: 26 Jan 95 14:47:23 GMT
>Thomas Kavanagh <TKAVANAG@indiana.edu> writes:
>>firstname.lastname@example.org (Derek Abbott) wrote:
>>> 3) Pig hearts are used for human heart transplants.
>>What? data please?
> i think that the transplantation point generally speaking is
>correct, though i think it was liver/pancreas rather than heart.
>baboon hearts seem to be more commonly chosen for the (still very
>rare) interspecies heart transplants.
> but the premise is entirely weak unless it can be shown that
>the reason for transplant success is *similarity* of antigens and
>not the *absence* or *reduction* of antigens in pigs that would
>lead to rejection. using the same kind of logic - most transplants
>from one human being to another are strongly rejected - one could
>conclusively reject the idea that humans are descended from adam
>and eve. clearly we are far too different from another to have
>descended from a single - uhh - married couple.
I don't know about whole-heart transplants from pigs, but a friend had heart
surgery at Hershey Medical Center in (I believe) 1981 which included a triple
bypass and replacement of one valve with the valve from a pig's heart. He did
fine for 13 years (it was supposed to last for approx. 8 years), but died last
year from a stroke.
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