An Article that Every Evolutionist Should Read and Understand
May 10, 2017
What a great secular science article that touches on some very important points on microbes to man evolution.
The first point is that mutations are overwhelmingly bad for life. The article states, "While mutations provide a source of novelty for the species, a large fraction of these genetic changes can also be damaging". The article understates the overwhelmingly damaging effect of mutations. It also doesn't mention that mutations have never been observed to create the new genetic information and programming that would be required for microbes to man evolution.
The second point is that the mere survival of the human species is a mystery to evolutionary biology because the rate of observed mutations should kill us off. The article states, "The survival of the human species in the face of high rates of genetic mutations has remained an important problem in evolutionary biology". It then quotes the number of new mutations that each generation accumulates. The article states, "A newborn human is estimated to have ~70 new mutations that the parents did not have". These mutations are called "de novo" mutations and typically come from germ line mutations, which are mutations that occur in the sperm and egg cells. These "de novo" mutations can also be obtained early in life when the embryo is only a few cells in size. This scientific fact shows that each generation incurs more mutations so is more degraded than the parents genome. Each generation is devolving not evolving. One can also conclude that generations thousands of years ago had a much higher quality genome because they had far few mutations. Finally, the survival of the human species is a mystery to evolutionary biology because they believe humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. If we had been around that long, our genome would have fallen apart many times over based on current mutation rate observations. However, the observational facts fit nicely into a Biblical timeline of about 6,500 years.
The third point this article makes is that most mutations by themselves aren't fatal, but as more and more mutations build up in the overall genome, each additional mutation can plan a more detrimental role. In other words, there is a certain level of mutations we can absorb, but eventually there are so many that the genome begins to fall apart. Think of the game jenga. A few blocks removed is no big deal, but the more that are taken, the less stable the structure is. The same applies to the genome of life. The article states, "They inferred that if a new mutation occurs in a genome that already contains many damaging mutations, it has a stronger effect than if it occurred in a genome with just a few other damaging mutations. Thus, the more damaging mutations a genome carries, the less likely that individual will be able to contribute progeny to the next generation".
The fourth point is this process is occurring in all life. The article states, "This observation is general and is not limited to the human species. The same effect was independently observed in fruit flies".
Finally, the article tries to put a spin on research that really destroys microbes to man evolutionary theory. It states that sexual reproduction came about because it is more effective in reducing the effects of all these mutations than asexual reproduction. But what was it that created the VERY complex process of sexual reproduction? Mutations have never been observed to create new genetic programming and, in fact, are only observed to change existing genetic information. Mostly for the worse! Are we to believe that random mutations saw that asexual reproduction couldn't defend against random mutations, so random mutations created sexual reproduction? This is not rational.
Once again we see scientific evidence to support that life began in the beginning with a perfect genome and is currently in a state of decline. This is a non-religious conclusion based on the facts.
This should do away with evolutionary religion and support what the Bible says, which is that God created life in the beginning perfect, but then entered into a state of decline once man rejected Him.
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