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From Heaven and Earth: Enhanced edition
Scientists have discovered an unmistakable language within all living things. Like a miniature library, DNA stores piles of information in extraordinary molecules that specify the details of everything from the shape of flower petals to the color of your eyes. A supremely intelligent Author and Life-Giver left His indelible message in every living thing.
The species on earth today descend from the original created kinds of Genesis 1. The many inter-species breedings that are possible today (e.g., zonkeys, wholphins), as well as the close similarities within biological groups (e.g., the canine group) that are distinct from one another, remind us of this fact. But exactly why the created kinds have fractured into many incompatible species has only been answered indirectly by creationists.
Successful evolution requires the addition of new information and new genes that produce new proteins that are found in new organs and systems. Losing structures, or misplacing their development, should not be equated with the increased information that is needed to form novel structures and cellular systems.
“Minimal genomes” is the number of genes considered essential for a bacterium to survive in a nutrient-rich, stress-free and competitor-free environment in the lab. Evolutionists believe if the genes universal to all life can be determined then it’s just a matter of tinkering with the existing genetic information via mutations to go from goo to you.
Does our growing understanding of animal genetics support evolutionary principles or special creation by a caring, intelligent Designer as the Bible proclaims?
Do similarities in DNA between organisms suggest a common ancestor or a common Designer? Are chimps and humans actually 98% similar?
The iconic, complex double-helix structure of DNA displays the masterful design and creativity of the all-wise Creator.
Our physical makeup is determined by our genes, not our environment—right? The science of epigenetics is forcing scientists to rethink their assumptions.
The exhaustive project of mapping the human genome has provided further evidence of biblical truths as presented in Genesis.
Information only comes from other information. DNA is a complex information system, so it must have come from an information source—the mind of the Creator God!
Using evolutionary assumptions about life’s history, geneticists have branded vast sums of DNA as junk, but research is showing this DNA is far from useless.
Mitochondrial DNA research confirms that all humans alive today share common ancestors just a few thousand years ago as the Bible teaches.
Are mutations—copying errors in DNA—the driving force for biological evolution? Or do they represent the sad reality of a sin-cursed world?
Is natural selection, which uses existing information leading to varations in organisms, proof of information-adding, molecules-to-man evolution?
Tibetan natives ability to tolerate high-altitude conditions is a genetic inheritance obtained from mixing with the long-extinct Denisovan people.
When evidence is interpreted in a particular worldview, it can sound very convincing that the evidence supports that worldview.
When does “stop” mean “go”? Surprisingly often!
Beautiful Barbary lion, now extinct, could be “re-built” and restored from its closest cousins.
Modern genomics provides the ability to screen the DNA of a wide variety of organisms to scrutinize broken metabolic pathways. This data has revealed wide-spread genetic entropy in human genomes.PDF Download
Resistant rootworms can ravage corn if farmers put all their eggs in a genetically modified high-tech basket.
Have genetic discoveries broken the tie that binds us to Adam?
We’ve recently seen something of a bombardment of declared holidays and observances. In the midst of all these pseudo-holidays is one that has a particular relevance today: National DNA Day.
The RNA-way from molecules-to-man remains mired by its complete lack of information.
Speciation’s secrets are multiple-choice.
Creationists often critique evolutionary theory as lacking a plausible mechanism for increasing organisms’ genetic information. But will University of California–Irvine research “shed light” in the void?
Could a loss of genetic information have been responsible for one of evolution’s supposed great leaps forward?
Genetics is a key battleground in the war between evolution and creation models for the origin and diversity of life. So which side wins the latest battle on the genetics front?
Dr. Georgia Purdom attended a series of lectures titled “Your Genes and You: Health, Disease, and Medicine.” The title might better have been “Sleight of Hand.”
A recent study claimed to offer proof of the RNA-world hypothesis or the origin of life. The evidence, however, is greatly lacking.
Scientists have altered one bacteria species into another by swapping bacterial genomes.
Evolution is speeding up, according to a Rice University team studying a process known as horizontal gene transfer.
An article published in Nature indicates previous studies may have underestimated the size of the minimal bacterial genome by as much as 50%. Yet, evolutionary significance seems to be lacking.
Molecules-to-man evolution requires the production of large amounts of new genetic information.
Who ever said that science journals are just for highly trained Ph.D. scientists? That’s certainly not the case with TJ—the in-depth Journal of Creation.
With the relatively recent mapping of the human genome, new questions can be raised concerning potential genetic evidence for Biblical events such as Creation and the global Flood.
From the hype of the press release, it would seem that evolution was finally proven once and for all and the creationists should just give up and go home.
A new study, reported by ABC News in the US, says that evolution theory has been bolstered by a recent genetic discovery.
The difference between the estimates of human gene number by the public consortium (31,000 genes) and the privately-funded Celera group (39,000 genes) left many wondering.
Genetics and evolution have been enemies from the beginning of both concepts.
I often contribute chapters on genetics. I know of no biological data relevant to tree genetics that would require evolutionary explanations.
What particularly fascinated Gregor Mendel was the way in which the plants handed on their characteristics to the next generation.