The more we learn about genetics, the more we see that evolution did not happen. The facts of genetics strongly point to a Biblical creation and away from evolution. Mutations have found to essentially be universally degrading the genome on the molecular level. We are de-evolving... going downward... not evolving upward. The design seen in DNA, and other genetic mechanisms such as epigentic material, is so complex that assembling the genetic information for even the simplest organisms is overwhelming beyond our comprehension. And the origins issue hangs over everything. Where did the information for all of this specified complexity come from in the first place? Information never comes about randomly. It always has intelligence as its source. Based on what is observed, the creator God of the Bible is real; the Bible is true; and we have to face the fact that we will be held accountable for every action and thought.
Most of the links to articles on this page will take you directly to the article. However, in some cases the link will take you to the publication containing the article, and you will need to scroll through the magazine to find the article. Links to scientific papers go to papers that are freely available on-line. Links to videos will take you to a page with the video.
WEB SITES ABOUT GENETICS
"Human fitness is declining at 3–5% per generation." - Rate M. Lynch, Molecular spectrum, and consequences of human mutation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(3):961–968, 2010
Genetic entropy is real and it is the opposite of evolution. We now know genetic entropy is a fact and that means evolution never happened. Because of this, genetic entropy is strongly denied by believers in evolution, even though the science, and common sense, strongly support genetic entropy. Because of the importance of this topic, we have separated out some of the genetic entropy links. However, links in other sections of this page go to articles, papers and videos that also discuss genetic entropy. It is not a topic that can be completely separated from genetics in general.
The arguments against genetic entropy are largely based on changing the definition of "beneficial." Genetic entropy is looking at mutations on the molecular level, where it is observed that mutations break things, such as the genetic code. In most cases the changes are so small that they have no effect on the organism, and are thus classified on the macro level as neutral... even though the genome has been damaged. In some cases the damage results in a mutation that is beneficial to the organism in a specific environment. The sickle cell anemia mutation is an example of that. It is beneficial in that it results in resistance to malaria. However, that resistance comes at a cost. The genome has been damaged, information for forming red blood cells has been distorted, and overall the organism is less fit. On the other hand, those claiming genetic entropy is not happening ONLY look at the macro scale. They see resistance to malaria and claim it was a beneficial mutation. Ignoring the fact the the benefit results from a degrading (damage) of the genome on the molecular level.
"Dr. Behe, an expert in cell biology and biochemistry, shows that all 'beneficial” bacterial mutations which he has analyzed consistently turn out to entail a loss-of-function rather than creation of a new biological function. Loss of function mutations involve such things as deleted genes, inactivated genes, or otherwise disrupted genes. This means that even useful adaptive mutations usually still involve a net loss of information.'" - Dr. John Sanford, Biological Information – New Perspectives, A Synopsis and Limited Commentary
Be careful when looking at counter arguments. As is common in evolution vs. creation discussions, the evolution side does not give you the complete story.
SCIENTIFIC PAPERS: GENETICS
Useful Information Not Necessarily Related to Genetics
Biblical Genetics (Web Site) (BG)
Genetic Entropy (Web Site) (GE)
Institute for Creation Research (ICR)
Got Questions (GQ)
Answers in Genesis (AIG)
Creation Ministries International (CMI)
Evolution is a Myth (EM)
Origins TV (ORG)
Science Pastor (SP)
Before you get the good news, you need to know the bad news. It's about you. God says:
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23
Sin means disobeying God, aka breaking God's law. God is perfect and perfection is required to enter heaven. It's a standard none of us can achieve. We all fall short. For example, compare yourself with just one of the Ten Commandments. Have you ever told a lie?
All liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. - Revelation 21:8. Or what about:
Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you, no matter how small? Have you ever looked at another person with lust? In Matthew 5 Jesus said:
Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Have you done that?
You have broken God's laws. You have sinned. There must be justice, and that means eternity in hell, the lake of fire, the second death. Unless...
Unless there was someone willing to pay that penalty on your behalf. Someone who will take on themselves the consequences you deserve. And there is. There is one person who can and will do that. That person is Jesus Christ. If you trust this is true (believe), and repent (turn away from disobeying God), Jesus' death is applied to your account and you are freed from the penalty of sin to be with God forever.