Terrific Experiment Showing The Nature of Mutations
July 10, 2017
What a great experiment in the research article linked below. It essentially simulated mutating DNA, which in-turn mutates amino acids, which in turn results in mutated proteins. Proteins are essentially the machines that run life, so they need to be able to work! The article states, "If a mutation changes one of those key amino acids at the interface, the pair may no longer be able to communicate, and the function could be lost, the result could adversely affect that organism's survival".
They used a bacteria protein and changed it at every position to see what impact it had on the organism. The article states, "A research group at MIT had previously carried out experiments in the lab to examine every one of the 160,000 possible combinations in this particular protein pair". The article goes on to state, "That effort was amazing. It determined experimentally what the effect was for all of these mutations".
What was the result of this experiment? It showed that 1,600 of the total 160,000 combinations were still functional after the mutations. So 1% were still functional and 99% were broken or non-functional. And the functional rate is actually worse than 1%!. The article states, "Of the 1,600 combinations found to be functional, the model was very confident in the top 100".
So what do we know about mutations based on observable scientific experimental data?
1. They have never been seen to create any new genetic information, much less functional genetic information that would be required for microbes to man evolution to be true.
2. Mutations are BAD! While it is true that most mutations have little or no noticeable impact, this experiment shows that changes to a protein are bad 99% of the time! Even if one mutations took one step in the evolutionary process, it is highly likely that the next 99 would destroy that step.
Once again we see how microbes to man evolution flies in the face of fact. It depends on mutations to create vast amounts of complex DNA, which in turn creates proteins, but we see that changing proteins is bad for life!
This evidence suggests that life was originally designed and fully functional from the beginning. This would include every Kind of life. The observable evidence supports the Bible.
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