Rubbish. I was not referring to science in general. Please check my post.
No, just physics, biology, and astronomy. Though I'm sure if abiogenesis came up, you'd take a cheap shot at Organic Chemistry as well. In the end, it is the task of science to challenge conventional thought and our presuppositions...to hold nothing as sacred and only allow that which survives its rigorous analysis. Accordingly, it is inevitable that it conflicts with religion.
Anyway, please give one example of a medicine that was derived from missing links, aliens and black holes. Could it be viagra?
No, not Viagra, that drug it owes its development more to molecular biology than to evolution and genetics; however, it is telling that you would try to so belittle that particular advancement of medicine. They didn't actually start out researching a treatment for Erictile Disfunction (not that there would have been anything wrong with them having done so), they were actually adapting a drug that treats hypertension to treat Coronary Artery Disease and Angina. Which Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) actually does quite well...well enough that today it's actually used as a performance enhancing drug in certain endurace sports as it expands the arterial walls, notably improving blood flow, and thus increasing VO2 Max. It was during the clinical trials of this drug that it was discovered that it improves blood flow throughout the entire body, most notably around the genitals...thus a very notable side effect was the creating an erection in men and increasing lubrication in women, both of which can lead to increased libido (assuming, for both sexes, of course, that the problem is physical rather than psychological/neurological, which is more often the case with men, which is the reason for a higher success rate of these drugs amongst men).
Is it really that bad that while researching methods to treat CAD and save lives, science accidently discovered a drug that can improve our quality of life?
So why don't you pop some Sildenafil Citrate or Vardenafil or Tadalafil (though you might want to wait until next Friday for that one, it has something like an 18 hour half-life) and get some exercise and recreation today? Your heart will be healthier and you'll be happier tomorrow.
But as for medical advancements that have come out of the study of evolution, the most notable is the annual Influenza vaccine which is designed around the predicted evolution of the pathogens. If evolution were not understood the the degree it is today the vaccines would be much less effective, if effective at all, especially against rapidly evolving viruses. Of course, any treatment of HIV is dependent on an understanding of the evolution of the virus, ignoring this could lead to a drug that does more harm than good. New drugs to treat antibiotic resistant forms of bacteria are dependent on the studying of the evolution of bacteria. And a knowledge of genetics and evolution is indispensable in the treatment of genetic disease. One notable example is the identification of the allele that causes Huntington's...using the presupposition of common ancestry and comparing various genomes computationally.
And, of course, the entire field of bioinfomatics and genomics is based on the assumption of common descent with modification. Not to mention the impact that genetic algorithms, derived from our studies of natural selection, have had on our world, being the basis of any pattern recognition software or even nominally sophisticated artificial intelligence.
Now it's your turn...give me one pracical example of how anti-evolutionary theory has advanced science or medicine and improved our standard of living or quality of life?
And while you're at it, kindly give concrete examples of how the search for extra-terrestrial life has saved lives and improved our standard of living.
If you're narrowly refering to SETI, I would have to agree...it's probably not worth it. It has developed a few advancements in astronomy, radio technology, and, especially, radio astronomy...but probably not enough to justify the price tag (of course, compared with the Creation Museum which has and will contribute NOTHING to scientific or technolgical advancement, SETI is a bargain...it's all relative). But, of course, SETI has only cost millions, your claim is that this pursuit has cost billions...to consider that price tag one must look at the entire space program.
Now the cultural and purely scientific accomplishments of this program are undeniable, they helped were essential in establishing the United States as a superpower and leader of the free world, they put us at the forefront of science attracting talented researchers from around the world to come to our universities and laboratories, driving R&D and Economic Growth. It has been estimated that every dollar spent on the space program has resulted in a return of 7 dollars in the form personal and corporate income tax revenues...creating jobs and economic growth in the process.
Then there are the scientific advancements, too numerous to list...but I'll give a few highlights, the Hubble Space Telescope, at first attacked as a waste of tax dollars because of its flawed optics has since given us the best pictures of deep space ever seen by humans...but it's done more than that, the technology developed for the telescope lead directly to the development of Charge Coupled Device chips for digital imaging of breast biopsies...which has saved thousands of lives. Other technoogies include the MRI, Lazer Angioplasty, Ultrasound application to burn victims, auotmated urinalysis, programable pace maker, water purification without chlorine, enriched baby food, scratch resistant lenses, cubing of semi-conductor technology, and numerous advancements in aeronautics...just to name a few.
And all this is in 50 years of the space program...what has creationism produced, what has it done to improve our quality life or save our lives in the 4000+ years it has been around?