DNA and Evolution by Steve Phillips
Preliminary Note by Yair:
Personally Yair Davidiy DOES NOT believe in Evolution.
Our sympathies are more with the school of Literal Creatonism.
Nevertheless it could be that some form of Evolutionary Belief is not inconsistent with the Bible There are those with explanations along such lines. This is not an issue we wish to concentrate upon however. Our primary interests concern Belief in the Bible, the Lost Ten Tribes, and Brit-Am in general.
Regarding the Creation we also believe that when the species were created they received inbuilt mechanisms to adapt to changing environments. Adaptation is not the same as Evolution. The need for Adaptation could invovle DNA changes. How these take place and when is what interests us. The source quoted by Steve Philipps inthe article below actual help confirm the movement of DNA from one source to another in ways other than hereditary ones.
This is also important for Ten Tribes studies and convincing others of the truth of our findings even when these are based primarily on Scripture and supplemented by Secular sources.
DNA Changes Can Spread Within a Population Like a Virus!
DNA Can Change Horizontally!
DNA Can Change!
Evolution and DNA Transference
Sorry Yair, but I cannot keep quiet on this one! Evolutionists are committed to the delusion that we are descended from apes and that ultimately all life is descended from some lesser life. This is despite the fact that the fossil record does not support their theory and genetics research is showing that all life is slowly degenerating. Our parents have inherited around 100 DNA errors from their parents, have passed on a further 100 DNA errors to us, and we have passed on a further 100 DNA errors to our children. The errors are accumulative and after around 10,000 years, at this rate of deterioration, man would be dead! This is known as genetic entropy. We cannot escape it. Evolutionists, however, refuse to accept this fact and will do everything in their power to convince us that the opposite is occurring. They want us to believe that life is evolving upwards, contrary to all the scientific evidence. They talk about 'beneficial mutations', but have not yet produced one single example of a beneficial mutation which involves an increase in DNA information, i.e. an increase in size of the genome. It has even been admitted (J.D.S. Haldane and Motoo Kimura) that even if we ignore the mass of deleterious mutations, that the rate of beneficial mutations is by far too slow to support the sort of evolution that evolutionists claim.
Evolutionists are desperate to prove that evolution has occurred in the way they say it did and will do anything to convince us of their delusion. Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is one of their latest attempts at addressing the problem which they face with genetics research showing that evolution could not possibly have happened. They therefore have to invent another way round the problem, and HGT gives them another vehicle to allow their imagination to run wild. This HGT theory has actually been around for nearly a decade now and although evolutionists like to think that this gives them the answers they require, there is actually no evidence that the transferred gene has any lasting impact on its host. It is nothing more than a fanciful theory. (See Another Horizontal Gene Transfer Fairy Tale by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, phD at https://www.icr.org/article/another-horizontal-gene-transfer-fairy. This site has quite a bit on horizontal gene transfer. See also Solar-powered Sea Slugs Defy Evolution and Horizontal Gene Transfer, again by Jeffrey Tompkins at https://creation.com/solar-powered-sea-slugs-defy-evolution.)
Consider, for example, a flu virus. Your body's immune system will build up anti-bodies to resist and eradicate the virus. It does not absorb the DNA of the virus, but adjusts your body's DNA in an attempt to combat the virus. Consider an even more extreme case. Consider malaria or typhoid. These involve horizontal gene transfer, but are hardly going to produce a beneficial reaction. If we look at even more extreme examples, we can consider what happens when we receive a bite from a rabid dog or a venemous snake. The HGT theory simply does not work.
HGTs are the evolutionists escape mechanism for explaining the deficiencies in their theory of descent from simple organisms which problems are coming to light as a result of genetic research. They are clutching at straws, desperate to prove that we have evolved through natural means, even though science is constantly showing strong evidence of design. Do not be fooled by their throw away comments which might sound technical, but when analysed are nothing more than a distraction. So what if they have bacteria dating back to 1915 which is resistant to penicillin (referring to the article on National Geographic you have sent us the link to)? Penicillin is not going to kill every known bacteria. Man will ALWAYS interpret things the way he wants. Evolutionists do not want to believe that there is a G-d, so they will always interpret things according to the worldly view which says that everything must have been created by natural means. They are therefore committed to their delusion and determined to prove that evolution is the only explanation for the creation of life.
As I said, genetics is showing that evolution could not possibly have happened the way that these people claim. Organisms do, however, adapt to their environment. Consequently, you have many animal 'kinds', but whilst there is great variation within those 'kinds', there is no cross-over between them. You will never get a goat to breed with a cow, or a pig with a sheep. They were created as different 'kinds' and genetics is showing that there is a huge gap in DNA make-up between them. Evolutionists are looking at adaptation (micro-evolution) and are interpreting it as evidence of the sort of evolution which involves a complete change of creature (macro-evolution). The latter is simply scientifically unsound.
More importantly, genetics research is confirming the Biblical timescale. In the May 2018 edition of Human Evolution, for example, Mark Stoeckle and Dave Thaler announced that they had tested the mtDNA of more than 5 million 'DNA Barcodes' (their abbreviation for Mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidae Subunit I DNA barcodes) representing approximately 90% of all animals and every single one of them showed that animals appeared on this planet at the same time as man. However, they were working to ASSUMED mtDNA error rates produced by evolutionists, so they are claiming that both appeared around 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. Not only that, but, whilst the DNA of polar bears and grizzly bears is very similar (i.e. they are the same 'kind'), there is a huge gap between the different animal kinds, something "that evolutionary theory must explain," they wrote. (Why should mitochondria define species? p.2, Human Evolution Vol. 33, 2018.)
Another microbiologist, Dr Nathaniel Jeanson, has done similar research on the human mtDNA and has demonstrated that the mtDNA error rate is considerably faster than evolutionists claim. His research shows that all of the human race can be traced back to three woman (who he identifies as the wives of Noah's three sons), and through them, back to one woman, who has been dubbed Mitochondrial Eve and dated to around 600,000 by evolutionists, but Jeanson's research shows that she actually lived sometime between 5,000 to 10,000 years ago - 5,000 years if every woman throughout history gave birth at the age of 15 or 10,000 years if all gave birth at the age of 50. (For his mtDNA family tree.
Basically, the theory of evolution is dead. They have no scientific basis for their theory of evolution, so they are manufacturing 'evidence' to convince everyone of their delusion. Do not let them pull the wool over your eyes.
There is a wealth of information on the internet nowadays, posted by scientists who are creationists and who are suitably PhD qualified. I have not even covered a fraction of the evidence here. If you do your research, you will see that there is overwhelming evidence to show that evolutionists have not one scrap of evidence to support their Darwinian theory and that HGT is just another of their fanciful inventions.