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AiG speaker and researcher Dr. Georgia Purdom, who has a PhD in molecular genetics, has written an important article on her blog about a new “superbug” that has supposedly evolved! She states the following:
While antibiotics are still a very essential and useful weapon in our modern-day warfare against bacterial infections, their effectiveness has been thwarted by the development of antibiotic resistance. Some bacteria have even developed resistance to multiple antibiotics such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). In order to develop more effective antibiotics, scientists are trying to determine exactly how bacteria become resistant in the first place.She then gives more detail about this “superbug” and what really happened. She ends her post with this thought:
Physorg.com recently reported on a study done on a new “superbug” called Staphylococcus sciuri. The bacteria has been associated with endocarditis (inflammation associated with the lining of the heart), peritonitis (inflammation associated with the lining of the abdomen), septic shock, urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, and wound infections. The Physorg.com article states, “Booker [scientist researching the bacteria] explained that, several years ago, genetic studies had revealed that Staphylococcus sciuri — a non-human bacterial pathogen — had evolved a new gene called cfr.” But did it really evolve a new gene, which implies that the gene was previously not there?
God in His infinite wisdom and grace designed bacteria with amazing mechanisms to allow them to adapt in a post-Fall world (see this article for more information). If the scientist by using the word evolved means “change,” then yes the bacteria have changed, but they have not evolved new genes that would help them evolve from a microbe into a man.I encourage you to read the entire article on Georgia’s blog. Every high school and college student needs to read this article so they will not be led astray by professors that use such examples as supposed evidence of molecules-to-man evolution.
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