Let me ask first (need some information): Can a pathogen ever be good? Maybe I need to clarify my question: Can something that acts as a pathogen, have had a better reason for existing than 'harm' of another organism? I'm going back to my example: I have the 'strength' to kill another human being. If I follow your question, God gave me strength, yes, but not to abuse it. You may have to be a bit pedantic here (not just for me, but for all in the thread, and thank you ahead of time). Thanks.Thanks for clarifying.
So if you don't believe God put the "genetic information" into pathogens that allows them to cause disease, do you have a view on how they did get there?
I'm listening, but 1) why "Obviously?" and 2)is it 'new' genetic information, or just a different way the same information is used?Obviously at some point there were organisms that didn't have this "genetic information", and then at some later point there were. Where did that "genetic information" come from and how did it find its way into the genomes of various pathogens?