For nearly thirty years, one of the key evidences used as proof of evolution being true is antibiotic resistance. Evolutionists continually point to bacteria that evolve a resistance to an antibiotic as strong evidence for evolution. And because bacteria so readily evolve new genetic code to make them resistant to various antibiotics, they warn against the over use of these antibiotics.
On the opposite side, creationists have long contended that some bacteria have always had a resistance to the antibiotic. Those bacteria that didn’t have a resistance are killed off leaving only those with a natural resistance to survive. Now all of the bacteria left are resistant. Instead of being evidence for evolution, it is actually evidence of a reduction in genetic variation which fits into a creationist model of origins and life.
And as usual, most evolutionists just blow off the creationist argument and claim we don’t know what we’re talking about.
This may all be resolved by a team of mostly Canadian scientists who have been studying bacteria recovered from permafrost in theYukon. The bacteria are reportedly 30,000 years old. Whether 30,000 or 1,000 years old, there is no doubt that the bacteria in question predate modern antibiotics.
Dr. Gerard D. Wright of McMaster University in Ontario and his team recovered the bacteria from a layer of mud 20 feet below the permafrost. They went this deep to avoid any possibility of contamination. When they studied the DNA of the bacteria, Dr. Wright and his team discovered that the bacteria contained all of the major genes allowing them to be resistant to antibiotics.
According to Martin J. Blaser, a microbiologist from New York University:
The fact that the genes for resistance are so ancient and widespread means there is no easy solution to the problem of resistance — we will never invent a super-antibiotic that clears everything up.
It’s always gratifying when secular scientists publish research that confirms what creationists have been saying for years.
Wade, Nicholas. Researchers Find Antibiotic Resistance in Ancient DNA, New York Times, Aug. 31, 2011.
Take a journey from conception to birth with Dr. David Menton, former professor of anatomy at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Menton provides both a biblical and scientific answer to the question of when life begins.
Taken from one of Dr. Menton’s lectures, this video will reveal the wondrous design of the womb along with the numerous miracles involved along every step of the development of the unborn child.
Following the tragic starvation induced death of Terry Schiavo, Dr. Menton clearly shows the value and sanctity of human life.
With grace and sensitivity Dr. Menton concludes with a salvation message and explanation of the second birth process as described in John 3.