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Shaking Hands with a Shark

on August 18, 2007
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LiveScience: “How Sharks Hide Their Fingers

A University of Florida study focusing on genes that control “how and where body parts develop in animals” has resulted in evidence that the genetic “potential” to grow fingers and toes is found in sharks as well as bony fish. The research appears in the August 15 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

Ultimately, though, the presupposition of evolution is required to fit the facts together the way evolutionists have.

The results are presented as an indication that “the genetic potential for fingers and toes existed more than 500 million years ago, in the last common ancestor of bony and cartilaginous fish,” but that sharks and other fish lack digits because they activate the genetic program only briefly.

Evolutionists’ explanation that sharks (and other fish) have, to some extent, this genetic potential does not answer the question of how such genetic capabilities evolved in the first place or why they turn on and off when they do; evolutionists have yet to overcome evolution’s substantial (probably an understatement!) information problem.

Ultimately, though, the presupposition of evolution is required to fit the facts together the way evolutionists have. When an evolutionist finds two organisms with similar genetic potential (again, whatever that means), he concludes—because of his presupposition of evolution—that the two organisms have a common ancestor. When a creationist finds two organisms with similar genetic potential, he concludes—because of his presupposition of creation—that the two organisms have a common Designer, one who filled them both with amazing amounts of information that results in incredible indications of design. It’s the only plausible explanation for the origin of any genetic potential!


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