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Have you ever noticed that evolutionists have an old strawman argument that says creationists believe in the "fixity of species?" That is, they claim creationists think that all species today were created in their current form and have not changed over the years. Click here and you'll see what creationists really believe.

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Creation/Evolution in The News ...

There has been a recent flurry of news articles like this, announcing the discovery, by NASA’S Kepler space telescope, of “habitable” earth-like planets. Well, what makes them “habitable?” They are in what is called the “Goldilocks Zone” of the star that they revolve around, namely not too hot, not too cold, not too large, not too small, etc. Finding such planets is the holy grail of extra-terrestrial life-seekers. Invariably, these articles excitedly announce the possibility of life on these planets, but how is this conclusion reached? What evidence is there of life? Would you believe – water?? What? Water consists only of hydrogen and oxygen. No DNA, no RNA, no protein, no carbon, no operating genetic code, only hydrogen and oxygen. Just because water is on earth and life is on earth, it doesn’t follow that life is on planets with water. However, in an evolutionary framework, this is exactly what we should expect, since in such a framework, matter plus energy plus time equals life. Where better to start than a planet with water, reflecting what Darwin speculated with his “warm little pond” on earth? In another article, Harvard-Smithsonian researcher Dimitar Sasselov said "Finding Kepler 10c tells us that rocky planets could form much earlier than we thought. And if you can make rocks, you can make life." Life from rocks?? As Creationists, we know that the missing ingredient in all of these materialistic receipes is information, or plan, resulting in the genetic code of life.

It is common in scientific and engineering journals for several authors to collaborate on research for a publication. How about 80? No kidding, 80 contributors are named in recent research on "creating" a eukaryotic chromosome of yeast. What is the big deal that required so many researchers? Eukaryotes are organisms whose cells have a nucleus, which contains sequences of genes, known as chromosomes. This is nothing new. However, the 80 researchers for the first time have been able to create such a yeast chromosome "from scratch." This sounds like life from non-life, doesn't it? Let’s see what they did. They took a living yeast cell and “painstakingly” stitched together pieces of DNA and put them into the nucleus along with a gene called “cre.” This gene produces a protein, also called “cre,” which, when placed in contact with estrogen was able to scramble the genes in this synthetic chromosome into many different sequences, producing, as they phrased it, a “designer yeast.” The amount of estrogen inserted determined the amount of scrambling. They say "… just like the shuffling of a set of cards, you can delete or duplicate any subset of genes and generate a whole new set of cards — or a whole new genetic sequence." They add that if there is too much scrambling the chromosome "deletes itself out, self-destructs and the yeast dies." Doesn’t the word “scrambling” sound like “randomness” and that chance was the “designer?” Think about it. It took 80 researchers working “painstakingly” to produce what they produced and, by the way, they needed a living cell to start with and that is by no means from scratch! Our guess is that these 80 researchers that used intelligence to create are probably evolutionists believing that the opposite of intelligence, namely chance, created the first life although they certainly did not use chance, but rather a “painstakingly” designed plan.

If evolution happened once, then why not multiple times? Such is the tale of “convergent evolution.” This article claims that the eye, whose existence is marveled at by evolutionists as a wonder of natural selection, evolved separately in humans and squids with the same genes. But why? Ernst Mayr in his book What Evolution Is, (page 222), says “convergent evolution is a phenomenon that convincingly illustrates the power of natural selection. The same ecological niche or adaptive zone is often filled on different continents by exceedingly similar, but entirely unrelated organisms.” This is amazing! A “zone” or “niche” simply waiting to be filled… by something. The controlling gene in question is called “Pax6.” The article says: “In order to create such an elaborate structure, the activities Pax6 controlled became more complex. To accommodate this, evolution increased the number of instructions that arose from a single Pax6 gene.” (emphasis added). Another trip to fantasy-land where molecules are imputed with the ability to write messages. Evidence for this? The evolutionist’s imagination.