Answer by Diane Eager. Coronaviruses are named after their appearance as a round blob surrounded by a garland or crown of knobs. “Corona” means “crown” as in “coronation”. They consist of a package of genetic material and proteins surrounded by a membrane, with club shaped protein spikes protruding from its surface. The protein spikes form […]
The original question was: The plague numbers of Australian rabbits originally exposed to the myxoma virus had a mortality rate up to 99% in some areas. Over generations rabbits have gained resistance to the virus and their mortality rate has dropped to almost insignificance. Studies have shown that the virus has also changed to become […]
Answer by Diane Eager Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Many bats live in the town and surrounding district, but do the residents of Charters Towers need to fear catching Ebola from them? For this to happen the bats would first have to harbour the Ebola virus, and then pass it onto […]
GIANT GOLIATH: Did Giant Goliath have poor vision caused by acromegaly and couldn’t see David’s stone?
The original question was: Was Goliath an acromegalic giant, and therefore probably shortsighted, so he couldn’t see David’s stone coming anyway? Answer by Diane Eager Acromegaly and Vision Many human giants in today’s world have a rare disease called Acromegaly which is caused by over production of growth hormone. The most common cause (95%) of this […]
DEATH: Genesis doesn’t explicitly state there was no animal death before the Fall. Why do you insist on it?
This question arose in response to our answer to the question: ANIMAL DEATH: Dr Lane Craig says animals died before Adam’s sin. Is this correct? Read our original answer here. Answer by Diane Eager It is important to know what Scripture explicitly says, but that does not mean we cannot draw logical conclusions based on […]
The original question was: Why would God create a prostate gland that causes so much trouble in older men? Surely evolution is a better explanation than creation. Answer by John Mackay Let’s begin by asking a few simple questions: Firstly, do all men have prostate problems? Secondly, can we explain prostate problems? And lastly, how […]
SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: How come people with this evolved resistance to malaria if man was made by God?
The resistance is real, but is it evolution?
When did these diseases enter the human race?