I was going to post to the other thread but my remarks are more relevant to this one. Thanks for starting the spin off, Turquesa.
I am a Christian and I believe that God created the world. I can't prove it so don't ask me for quotes or citations or resources to prove my claims. I believe that the Bible is the word of God and thus, I believe the account of creation it contains.
However, I also believe that the creation is not static. Mutation and adaptation can and do occur and changes happen. I just don't believe that every living thing in the universe today is the result of different mutations and adaptations of a single DNA source.
I have, so far, been able to study and understand biology (primarily human, but I did do photosynthesis at school and I got a B for senior biology so I must have manage to twist my mind around it somehow
) without too much trouble. Although I do admit to struggling with the renal countercurrent mechanism. I have also taught anatomy and physiology at an undergrad level so, yeah...
As far as my views on vaccination: I am fully vaccinated. My 3.5yo is most of the way through a catch-up schedule. My 1yo is unvaxxed but will probably follow the same schedule as the 3.5yo at about the same age.
I do believe vaccines work and have made a difference to the incidence and/or severity of the diseases they attempt to prevent. I think that mainstream medicine and media, for a variety of reasons some laudable, some not, exaggerate the effectiveness and downplay the risks. I think there is very likely a link between vaccination and auto-immune disorders/immune system disruption and I think this probable link is downplayed/ignored to our (collective "our") detriment. I think the risks are greater the younger the person is, which is why we delayed and why I am ok with vaccinating myself as an adult.
So, there you are. FWIW, those are my views, in a nutshell. I'll be interested to read what others have to say on the subject.