GREAT MYTHS OF EVOLUTION #5
by David N. Menton
(C) copyright 1991 Missouri Association for Creation, Inc.
MAN AND ALL OTHER LIVING ORGANISMS HAVE EVOLVED FROM A PRIMITIVE LIFE
FORM BY MEANS OF A VAST NUMBER OF LUCKY MUTATIONS
Evolutionists concede that mutation are the only source of NEW genetic
in formation for natural selection to work on. Mutations are changes in
the genes or chromosomes caused by radiation, chemicals or unknown
agent. Mutations cause cancer but few if any have been proven to be
"good" for an organism. Dr. H.J. Muller, who won the Nobel prize for
his work on mutations said: "It is entirely in line with the accidental
nature of mutations that extensive tests have agreed in showing the vast
majority of them detrimental to the organism in its job of surviving and
reproducing --- GOOD ONES ARE SO RARE WE CAN CONSIDER THEM ALL BAD"
(Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 11:331). It should be remembered
that only mutations occurring in the germ cells (sperm and eggs) can
have any chance of being passed on to the next generation. The
probability of getting five mutations ("good" or bad) in the same
nucleus has been estimated to be 1 in 10 to the 22 power! If there was a
population of 100 million organisms with a reproductive cycle of 1 day,
such an event (5 mutations in one nucleus) would be expected to occur
ONCE in 274 BILLION YEARS! Recent scientific evidence has shown that
the survival of ALL living organisms depends on an incredibly complex
DNA REPAIR mechanism that actually cuts damaged (mutated) sections of
DNA out of chromosomes and replaces them with a perfect patch! There is
a human disease called xeroderma pigmentosa in which the DNA repair
mechanism is inactive. These people generally die from mutations caused
in part by occasional exposure to the sun. It requires an immense
amount of faith to believe that our body is the result of "lucky"
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