by Brian Thomas, M.S.
Everyone should know that the cosmos was created.1 It also stands to reason that those who “listen to Moses and the prophets,” as Jesus said, should be able to see more specific evidence of biblical creation, including scientific discoveries.2 One such evidence is human genetic diversity, which leaves evolutionary history in a quagmire, while confirming a straightforward interpretation of Genesis.
Generally, any two people have very similar DNA sequences, especially within protein-coding DNA. However, some might have the DNA base chemical “G” at a particular location, but members of another family might instead have a “C” at that position, even though thousands of bases upstream and downstream from that position are identical.
Geneticists recently analyzed human gene differences.3 They compared the placement of the four DNA chemical bases positioned within thousands of genes in over 2,000 people. They focused on differences in protein-coding genes. These comprise less than two percent of the total human DNA, but they hold a more reliable record of past DNA changes than other more highly variable DNA.
The research team investigated the amount of diversity among today’s human genes and how long it took to reach the current amount of diversity. They concluded that human genes diversified recently. The authors wrote, “The maximum likelihood time for accelerated growth was 5,115 years ago.”3 This is a tiny fraction (0.2 percent) of the 2.4 million years of humanity that evolutionists suppose. The explosion of human genetic diversity has occurred in parallel with, and because of, human population growth. With each new person comes another opportunity for DNA differences to arise, either by designed genetic shuffling processes or mutations.4….
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