The release of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan in March 2011 has resulted in genetic mutations in butterflies. These have produced abnormalities such as infertility, aberrant spot patterns, deformed wings, dented eyes, malformed antennas and legs, and the inability to fight their way out of their cocoons (“Mutant Butterflies,” Fox News, Aug. 5, 2012). Timothy Mousseau, a professor of biology at the University of South Carolina who studied the impacts of radiation from Fukushima and Chernobyl, observes that one implication of the research into the mutations is that “harmful mutations can be passed from one generation to the next, and that these might actually accumulate and increase over time.” There is an even greater implication not mentioned in this report, and that is the refutation of the myth of evolution in that genetic mutations are either of little or no consequence (e.g., aberrant spot patterns) or they are destructive (e.g., deformed wings). The evolution of creatures is not even a theory; it is a fairy tale based on zero scientific evidence. The title to Darwin’s influential book was “On the Origin of Species,” but he failed to demonstrate any mechanism that could account either for the origin of life or the origin of species. Darwin proposed “natural selection,” but whatever natural selection is, it has no creative power. It has no power to add the mind-bogglingly complex genetic information and cellular machinery that lies behind the building of complex creatures. Since Darwin, evolutionists have proposed genetic mutation as the mechanism of creation, but there is no scientific evidence that genetic mutations can create complex limbs, organs, or creatures. Complicated things are not built by random, accidental events. Take a piece of writing, such as Genesis chapter one. It could never be created through random typing, and if accidental changes were introduced to the existing text, the result would invariably be degradation and not improvement. Take a machine such as the Space Shuttle. It has two million parts (and is far less complex than a bacterial cell). Random blind changes would never create such a machine nor improve an existing one. When I was a little kid, one of my uncles had a race car that he drove to a family gathering. My cousin and I found his tool kit and decided to add some random mutations to his race car by tinkering with things and removing stuff. I will guarantee you that we didn’t improve his race car! At a fundamental level, the evolution issue is not rocket science.
(Friday Church News Notes, September 7, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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