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?
Upon closer examination, this popular evolutionary argument quickly comes undone.
The diversity of eye, hair, and skin pigmentations across the globe actually demonstrates a genetic relationship with our first parents, Adam and Eve.
Getting new genetic information is required for evolution—but every proposed (and imaginative) method for obtaining it fizzles one way or another
Are intelligently designed experiments using already present features in already-existing bacteria and viruses really examples of molecules-to-man evolution?
The powerful new gene-editing tool CRISPR will soon be used in the US for the first time in human trials.
Researchers continue to unveil incredible complexities in a secondary DNA language, complicating efforts to explain life by evolution.
Prominent scientists are speaking out against Darwinian evolution, and they’re not even creationists.
In November 2018 global headlines announced the stunning birth of the first gene-edited humans.
Medical researchers have launched one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever—the human cell atlas.
A new study discovered the complexity of a cell’s DNA repair system. It seems the cell repairs damaged strands of DNA.
After years of predictions, gene editing is finally becoming a reality. The issues are complex, pitting human freedom against the risk of corrupting the DNA of future generations. Who should make these choices and oversee them?
The latest craze is to learn what DNA tests reveal about family heritage. When an adoptive Christian family decided to look beneath the surface, however, they discovered a more amazing truth, providing powerful evidence that we are all one race, or “one blood,” just as the Bible teaches.
Scientists report the biochemical footprint of a particular sugar polymer—a type that modern humans cannot make—has been found in an ancient African fossil.
In this article, we explore Venema’s claims in Adam and the Genome about genetic sequences that he thinks have lost their function.
Venema claims that the published, comprehensive genetic comparisons between humans and chimpanzees reveal a genetic identity of 95–98%.
In our series, we’ve discovered ample support that evolutionists fit facts to conclusions. In this article, we’ll continue to explore whether it is true.
The discovery of an easy way to “edit” genes may someday make it possible to manufacture “designer babies.”
When you hear stories about the astonishing similarity between human and chimp DNA, there’s something they’re not telling you . . .
For more than a century Christians have looked for the scientific silver bullet that would destroy Darwinian evolution and prove biblical creation to be true.
Creationist scientists Drs. Tomkins and Bergman came up with an overall DNA similarity between humans and chimps of around 81%—quite a difference!
Spiders were designed with two versions of the dachshund gene, one essential to knee formation, but spider knees did not evolve through gene duplication.
Evolution would require an enormous amount of change. Modern laboratory experiments have tested bacteria’s ability to change. Is this ability truly unlimited?
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! The DNA code common to all living things is not quite as uniform as previously thought.
Beautiful Barbary lion, now extinct, could be “re-built” and restored from its closest cousins.
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. What do phlox flowers, stickleback fish, monkeyflowers, and Bogota fruit flies have in common? They all suggest genetic mechanisms for speciation.
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.”