Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall
A misleading claim is that evolution is observed in the world today. Don’t be fooled.
God finished creation (Genesis 2:2). Ever since, all genetic variations have been limited within species. We see varieties of dogs. Finches change. Some squirrel colonies are white.
Within groups, changes can over time produce extremes which keep certain members of the species from being able to reproduce with other members (for instance, huge dogs with tiny dogs), but the resulting “new species” has less, not more, DNA information than the “original species.”
Genetic information can be reduced, but there is no known occurrence of increased genetic information, which is what evolution from one species to a more complicated species would require.
This agrees with Mendel’s understanding of genetics. His studies have proven to be accurate, whereas Darwin’s concept of genetics was wrong. Ironically, Darwin owned a copy of Mendel’s book, but never read it. Its joined pages were left uncut.
Darwin was not the first to discuss natural selection. Others had observed it and described it as merely a conserving force, a stabilizing genetic device. Darwin’s innovation was to say natural selection was able to produce different, more complex, species. Modern science has proven Darwin wrong.
The genetic world operates, exactly as Genesis 1 teaches, after kinds. Natural selection is a limiting factor, determining the boundary beyond which no further genetic change is possible. In 1800 sugar beets yielded six percent sugar content. By 1878 experiments increased the amount to seventeen percent. No efforts have succeeded in increasing it more.
The number of bristles on the thorax of fruit flies was by artificial breeding continuously reduced until the twentieth generation. After that, no more change could be accomplished.
This genetic diversification, the only kind ever seen or documented, happens only within a given type, and reduces DNA information. This process is called microevolution.
Macroevolution, a change from one species into another, more complex, species, would require creation of genetic information that previously did not exist. An increase of gene pool information has never been known to happen, nor is there any known mechanism whereby it could happen.
The only hypothesis is gene mutations, which occur due to exposure to heat, chemicals, or radiation. No evidence whatsoever hints mutations can create new DNA structures. Mutations, including manmade engineering, always reduce a species’ ability to survive in the wild. Domesticated plants and animals do not compete well in the wild, exactly where changes are supposed to improve viability, if evolutionism is true.