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Understanding the underlying genetic mechanisms behind human and animal characteristics is crucial. Evolutionists claim that what amounts to genetic accidents can create new information. Creationists point out that the genetic accidents we observe frequently lead to the disappearance of useful function or merely a “rescrambling” of traits.
While many evolutionists have assumed that fin rays and fingers were homologous, ancestrally related structures, the evidence is notably lacking. Not finding any clues in the fossil record, evolutionary geneticists hope to fill this gap in the path from fins to fingers.
Scientists have mapped the genomes of several dog breeds and wolves, and now they are comparing them to see which set seems closest to the original wolflike ancestor. Ultimately, all dogs descended from a single set of parents on Noah’s Ark. As these first wolflike animals filled the earth, groups of them migrated in different directions.
Animal polyploidy does exist, though it appears to be far less common than it is in plants. As in plants, polyploidy arises as a reproductive mistake.
A recent study of the salivary mucin-7 gene (MUC7) demonstrated there was genetic variation of this gene among different primate species.
Since species are defined by traits and characteristics that are heritable, the origin of species is a fundamentally genetic question.
Solution to the mystery of terrestrial toes said to reside in the spotted gar.
Genomic secret of the pigeon’s crest shows the power of a single mutation to produce an explosion of biodiversity.
Creationists emphasize that genetic mutations have never been shown to generate new, beneficial information in organisms (and often have deleterious effects), which undermines Darwinists’ case. And mutations in the naked-neck chicken are no exception.
Scientists have resurrected a mammoth—a mammoth hemoglobin protein, that is.
Creationists often discuss how the species we see today descended from the original “created kinds.” But how did tigers end up with stripes while leopards got spots?
The Daily Telegraph has reported that rats in many parts of the UK have become resistant to rat poison. The development is being pronounced by the media as an example of evolution in action.
Once again, it’s “evolution in action.” Once again, it isn’t.
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the mapping of the genome of the funny, furry duck-billed platypus.
A team of scientists led by Tarjei Mikkelsen and Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University announced this week in Nature the completed sequencing of the opossum genome.
She may look cute, but the science of genetics is confirming what I’ve always said about her: “She’s a degenerate mutant affected by sin and the Curse.”
A ScienceDaily article reported that research published in a recent PNAS article gives new evidence as to how manatees may have lost their hindlimbs.
Now before the poodle lovers of the world unite, I do not hate poodles. They may be degenerate mutants, but they are cute ones!
We’d like you to meet TNR—a chicken with no feathers. His feathers were not pulled out by someone anxious to have him for a meal—feathers simply don’t grow on him!
‘We read about fish that live in caves. They can’t see, and they have scars where most fish have eyes. Were they created like this?’
Next time you pat your dog on the head, look a bit closer. Is it a mutt or mutant?