ISRAEL - Are Genetic Mutations Random?

Arno Froese

A study by the University of Haifa researchers claims not all genetic mutations of human genes are randomized, challenging neo-Darwinism.

For the past century, an assumption central to Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory is that mutations are random and accidental and that natural selection favors such accidents. In an article published in the scientific peer-reviewed journal Genome Research, researchers have found the first evidence of non-random mutations in human genes.

While the theory of evolution is widely accepted in the scientific community, the small details have been put under a microscope for quite some time. For example, there are some impressively quick adaptations of wildlife to their changing surroundings and conditions that suggest that, if natural selection were fully true, the random accidents mentioned earlier were happening at an astonishingly fast pace.

“Contrary to the widely accepted expectations, the results supported the nonrandom pattern,” the University of Haifa announced. “The HbS mutation originated de novo not only much faster than expected from random mutation but also much faster in the population (in sub-Saharan Africans as opposed to Europeans) and in the gene (in the beta-globin as opposed to the control delta-globin gene) where it is of adaptive significance.”

-www.jpost.com, 31 January 2022

Arno's Commentary

The following was published in The Berean Call:

Many of the world’s top paleontologists were again recently fooled by their own preconceived ideas. This time it was a tiny skull trapped in amber that was declared a hummingbird-size dinosaur and named Oculudentavis. The initial report was published as the cover story in Nature in March 2020. However, nearly as soon as it was published, a second paper was submitted to Nature showing that the fossil was a lizard and not a dinosaur. Nature’s editors promptly rejected the rebuttal. The authors of the refuting article had to publish their paper in a Chinese journal instead.

Then, in July 2020, Nature did retract the original paper. They explained that a new specimen of Oculudentavis showed they were mistaken. Others have come forth with the same conclusion. The so-called “tiniest dinosaur” was labeled a lizard after all.
-www.icr.org, 31 August 2021

Faith is stronger than facts. This also applies to the religion of evolution. Any and all scientifically established facts opposing evolution, will be discarded due to the religious belief of evolution. [For free newsletter The Berean Call, visit www.thebereancall.org]

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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