Is Evolution Creating “Genes from Scratch”?

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A recent popular science article announced that “genes that have evolved from scratch are both more common and more important than previously believed.” These so-called “orphan genes . . . appear to have no relatives and are often responsible for unique characteristics and abilities of organisms.” Of course, evolutionists attribute the existence of such genes to naturalistic evolution. But did brand-new genetic information really evolve?

Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, who earned his PhD in cell and developmental biology from Harvard University, shared this with me about these two new studies:

In these studies, evolutionists continued their quest to uncover the molecular mechanisms by which species evolve. They were particularly interested in the mechanisms by which new genes (i.e., subsections of DNA) arise—a necessary and critical step to go from molecules to man. However, they never addressed the main molecular hurdle to this process—the existence of irreducibly complex molecular structures. Such structures consistent of mutually interdependent parts and cannot, by definition, arise apart from a miracle. Michael Behe, a critic of evolution but one who accepts millions of years of earth history, elegantly described this problem with evolution over 20 years ago in his book Darwin’s Black Box, yet evolutionists have not come up with a cogent answer, despite two decades of trying.

Like previous studies, these two new ones don’t show where any brand-new genetic information came from—or how that would even be possible within a naturalistic worldview.

Like previous studies, these two new ones don’t show where any brand-new genetic information came from—or how that would even be possible within a naturalistic worldview.

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This item was discussed on Monday on Answers News with cohosts Ken Ham, Dr. Georgia Purdom, and Bodie Hodge. Answers News is our weekly news program filmed live before a studio audience here at the Creation Museum and broadcast on my Facebook page and the Answers in Genesis Facebook page. We also covered the following topics:

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Watch the entire episode of Answers News for February 24, 2020.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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