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Category: Genetics

  • New Genetic-Clock Research Challenges Millions of Years

    by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * Does a 6,000-year-old earth match the findings of modern science? Secular scientists have answered forcefully in the negative for generations. However, their arguments rest on the assumption of constant natural processes and constant rates, … Continue reading

  • Dazzling DNA

    By: Don Batten This is an exciting time to be a creationist! Following pilot studies published in 2007,1 the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) project has now published some 30 papers of phase two, revealing that most of our DNA is functional and effectively … Continue reading

  • Duons: Parallel Gene Code Defies Evolution

    By: Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.* Researchers have just characterized a new, previously hidden genetic code embedded within the same sections of genes that code for proteins—utterly defying all naturalistic explanations for its existence.1 In addition to supplying many different types of … Continue reading

  • Genetic code optimisation: Part 1

    by Royal Truman and Peter Borger The genetic code as we find it in nature—the canonical code—has been shown to be highly optimal according to various criteria. It is commonly believed the genetic code was optimised during the course of an evolutionary … Continue reading

  • The bacterium that came in from the cold

    by Jonathan O’Brien Some animals live for 200 years or more, and there are trees which live much longer still.1,2 But here’s a story about an organism which, some scientists say, trumps them all. There have been several recent claims that scientists … Continue reading

  • Best Creation News of 2013: Human Origins

    by Brian Thomas, M.S. The popular notion that humans evolved from ape-like ancestors took several heavy hits this past year—both from secular and creation-friendly research—confirming that God created man in His image according to Genesis. Three major pillars supporting a … Continue reading

  • More Surprises for Evolutionists

    By David Coppedge Neo-Darwinists would not have predicted the results they got when studying fish, alligators, monkeys and mice. Blind Fish See Adaptive Light In the article “Blind Cavefish Offer Evidence for Alternative Mechanism of Evolutionary Change,” Science Daily summarizes a paper in Science that … Continue reading

  • Shark Origins: An Evolutionary Explanation

    by Frank Sherwin, M.A. During a recent visit to Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium, I peered into a tank containing a host of animals, including a sleek and formidable shark, and thought of evolutionist Theodosius Dobzhansky’s dictum “Nothing in biology makes … Continue reading

  • Unfortunately, Mutations Won’t Create Superheroes

    By Jeff Miller, Ph.D. The comic book series X-Men is based on the idea that evolution will eventually cause humans to mutate into new, more advanced super-humans. While that might sound kind of cool, the idea is just as much fiction as … Continue reading

  • Oldest Human DNA Can’t Be As Old As They Think

    By R. L. David Jolly If you believe one of the latest reports from a group of researchers, Adam and Eve could not be real people and the Genesis account of creation is nothing more than a religious myth. Working … Continue reading

  • On the Origin of Snakes

    By David Coppedge New studies of snakes and their genes are surprising scientists with stories of “rapid evolution.”  Some findings offer potential for human health. Snakes made headlines in scientific papers in the last couple of weeks.  With the publishing … Continue reading

  • Ho-Hum; Paleoanthropologists Confused Again

    By David Coppedge Upsets are so common in evolutionary studies of human ancestry, bystanders might well ask how often they find anything worth believing. “Hominin DNA baffles experts” reads a headline on Nature News, one of a slurry of reports about the genome deciphered … Continue reading

  • Double-decade dinosaur disquiet

    For twenty years now, dino bones have progressively divulged their contents to researchers who did not expect to find the likes of DNA and radiocarbon ‘millions of years’ after dinosaur extinction. by David Catchpoole Many dinosaur fossils include real bone—they are not completely mineralized, … Continue reading

  • Scientist: Humans Evolved From Chimpanzee and Pig Mating

    Scientist and author Eugene M. McCarthy has proposed an hypothesis that humans evolved from a female chimpanzee and male pig mating. McCarthy reports, “Is it possible for a pig to hybridize with a chimpanzee? I have no way of knowing … Continue reading

  • New Research Debunks Human Chromosome Fusion

    by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. Humans and great apes differ in chromosome numbers—humans have 46 while apes have 48. The difference is claimed to be due to the “end-to-end fusion” of two small, ape-like chromosomes in a human-ape ancestor that joined … Continue reading

  • New Attempts to Disparage Maleness

    By David Coppedge Lab mice can produce offspring with just two genes from their Y chromosomes, but what does that mean for men? Every once in awhile, science commentators try to say that males are insignificant, because they don’t bear … Continue reading

  • Explaining Organismal Complexity with Non-Coding DNA

    by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. Scientists have wondered why the number of protein-coding genes in an organism doesn’t strongly correlate with its “apparent” complexity. The emerging answer to this question is contained in the DNA regions outside the protein-coding genes—once thought to be … Continue reading

  • Bacteria Take Up Dead DNA, Scrambling Evolution

    By David Coppedge It’s not just horizontal gene transfer that can obscure evolutionary history.  Scientists have found bacteria recycling fragmented DNA from long-dead organisms.   The impact on evolutionary theory could be substantial. A paper in PNAS by an international team of researchers from multiple fields … Continue reading

  • Does ‘Y-Chromosome Adam’ Refute Genesis?

    by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. Secular geneticists believe that modern humans can trace their male genetic ancestry back to one man and their female genetic ancestry back to one woman.1 Two new studies suggest that female “mitochondrial Eve” and male “Y-chromosome … Continue reading

  • Oldest Big Cat Fossil Not As Old As Being Claimed

    By R. L. David Jolly Big cats are defined as lion, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, cougars and jaguars.  They have roamed the lands of most continents.  They vary in color to the solid tawny color of cougars or mountain lions to … Continue reading

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