Prepared by Dr. J:ohn E. Marshall

Every cell of higher animals contains hundreds of thousands of genes. Each gene has several thousand sub-units, linked together like a chain. The complex chemicals which make up a gene is DNA.

All living orgnaisms share the same genetic code, DNA. Evolutionists say this points to a common ancestor. Creationists say it points to a living Creator whose life permeates all life.

DNA consists of four kinds of nucleotides, A, C, G, T. I remember these through the use of an acronym, All Cells God’s Thumbprint. God has autographed every cell.

These four letters of DNA always form words that have three letters. These words direct the cell’s future and distinguish one gene from another.

When God created kinds, He gave each a vast amount of DNA information. Original creatures contained adequate DNA variety in their DNA variety to allow their descendants to adapt to differing environments. This huge variety in the genetic code offers a world of possibilities for inherent adaptability.

For instance, bacteria do not evolve into stronger anti-biotic strains. Rather, those already having resistant ability survive and reproduce.

When change in a species is needed, new genetic information is not produced. Instead, genes already present are merely highlighted. Recessive genes come to the fore. In small isolated groups, recessive traits can be expressed more often. These survivors carry less, not more, genetic information.

There is no known mechanism whereby DNA genetic information can increase. Information never rises from physical or chemical causes. A pattern of communicating information is irreducible to physics and chemistry. The DNA spread of information is not a chemical process. Natural causes cannot produce patterns such as complex, coded messages present in DNA.

There is no known process whereby a bacterial species can evolve the immense information complexity required in plants and animals. This explains why no fossil shows single-celled organisms, or any other species, changing into a more complex plant or animal. It cannot happen. In humans, mom and dad each have 100,000 genes, the information equivalent to a thousand 500-page books (three billion base pairs).