“Major function disorders in humans, animals and plants
are caused by the loss or displacement of a single DNA molecule,
or even a single nucleotide within that molecule…
There is no evidence for beneficial…
genetic mutations.” 1
Mendel’s Law of Genetics demonstrates precision in the world of living organisms comparable to the Table of the Elements in the realm of inorganic matter. Mutations never add new genetic information to a life form but typically degrades what exists. “Mutations are rare events. Any particular new DNA mutation will occur only once in about 100 million gametes.” 2
If the chance hypothesis is to be taken seriously,
that would mean an animal kingdom bee and a plant kingdom flower
descended from a common ancestor, courtesy of rare mutations.
“When a single mutation occurs in a single newborn, even if it is a favorable mutation, there is a fair probability that it will not be presented in the next generation because its single carrier may not, by chance, pass it on to its few offspring.” 2
Change in a single nucleotide would be the smallest possible modification of a genome. One evolutionist guesstimated that as few as 500 mutations could evolve a new species. No matter how many billions of chances and multi-millions of years allocated, the chance of those 500 allegedly beneficial mutation steps succeeding continues beyond the impossible—ad infinitum.
“It’s a matter of chance that a mutant survives. It might spread through the population and take it over, but more likely it will just vanish…even good mutations are likely to disappear from the population.
“The chance of 500 of these steps succeeding is 1/300,000 multiplied by itself 500 times. The odds against that happening are about 3.6 x 102,738 to one, or the chance of it happening is about 2.7 x 10-2,739…It’s more than 2,000 orders of magnitude smaller than…impossible.” 3 Computations of the likelihood for any single event beyond 1050 chances qualifies as impossible, unless absolutism is willing to concede the intrusion of a miracle.
Impossible trumps improbable!
What are the odds of seven billion human dice throwers coming up with identical number sets at the precise nanosecond of time in 4.6 billion years, assuming each player could live so long?
The odds overwhelm plausibility.
Reinventing evolution by reliance on mutations as the theory’s “raw material” is fanciful. Genetic code corruption by mutation doesn’t provide evolution’s “raw material” but does contribute to deterioration of the genome.
“The genome is fragile, subject to environmental insults (radiation, oxidation etc.) Extensive repair systems are guarding the integrity of the genome second-by-second. Without their work, life would become extinct.” 4
Desert mirages don’t deliver sparkling water. A single mathematical miscalculation can disrupt a rocket’s moon shot. Mistakes in manufacturing or administering pharmaceutical products can kill.
Beautiful, vivacious, four-year-old Kylie McPeak appeared to be every parent’s dream of an ideal daughter. But then, her mom sensed a “feeling” that something was wrong. The vigilant mom had reasons to worry.
By the time Kylie was six, the twitching became an uncontrollable writhing and her sweet child’s voice began to quaver. Stumped local doctors encouraged the parents to present Kylie’s case to the National Institute of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program. 5 Baffled for a time, UDH eventually spotted the culprit–a mutated gene present on human chromosome 6 that codes for the protein laforin, usually a heart-wrenching death sentence for the child victim.
The genetic mutation that triggers Lafora disease in kids is a poor candidate as evidence that mutations provide evolution’s “raw material.”
This is an excerpt from a chapter of the 2016 Edition
of “Three Days Before the Sun”, now available
from leading online retailers.