Handicapped Children 200,000 Years Ago

November 29, 2012

In the last 200,000 years, God let severely handicapped children die. 

Wow! That's an outlandish statement. It's what popped into my head, though, after hearing a radio story about children with severe disabilities in poor countries. While industrialized nations can save many such children, poor countries can't, and certainly not tribes of our ancient ancestors. Modern humans (like us) have been around for about 200,000 years. Modern medicine for just a fraction of that time.

So, there's the age-old question:  why suffering?

If you believe in evolution, the answer is "that's the way evolution works."

If you believe in God, the answer is more complicated ... and perhaps less satisfying.

 

What kind of photos should accompany the topic of handicaps/evolution/God? I chose "handicapped" trees - a product of evolution, a product of ....


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