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To: CottShop
Inferior? No- more corrupted?

Shouldn't we see effects of that on a larger scale. Shouldn't humans be less accomplished and less numerous now than they were then? Creationists have stated over and over again that mutations are a loss of information, and the article that anchors this thread claims that genetic degradation causes species to go extinct over time.

27 posted on 02/14/2009 9:42:36 AM PST by Moonman62 (I didn't compromise my soul to be popular. -- Jimmy Carter)
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To: Moonman62

[[Shouldn’t we see effects of that on a larger scale. Shouldn’t humans be less accomplished and less numerous now than they were then?]]

Not necessarily because God designed species to deal with mutationas and to adapt to them as needed- that is not to say that we are designed to effectively deal with any and all mutaitons, as some do cause serious problems with which we can not deal, but species are remarkably resilient

[[Creationists have stated over and over again that mutations are a loss of information, and the article that anchors this thread claims that genetic degradation causes species to go extinct over time.]]

Well it can cause species to go extinct. disease due to mutational changes can, and do, overwhelm species from time to time. However, this doesn’t undermine the resiliency of most species to most mutational mistakes. Again, the Mitochondrial EVE project shows that the human species’ genome has actually degraded over time, but it must also be pointed out that we are able to boost our resileiency by learnign abotu nutrition and healthy living, and infact we’ve increased our life’s expectancy as we’ve also learned to control diseases and mistakes due to mutations through our study of science- We are however a long way off fro mthe length of lives in the old testament- those folks were so genetically pure they could itnerbreed without consequences (at least for awhile, until more and more mutaitons came on hte scene which as we know, now causes serious birth defects if close kin produce offspring- hence hte practice is no logner practiced- or shopuld at least no logner be practiced, as well there is enough variety outside family lines to now choose from as well)


30 posted on 02/14/2009 10:26:52 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Moonman62

[[Creationists have stated over and over again that mutations are a loss of information, and the article that anchors this thread claims that genetic degradation causes species to go extinct over time.]]

As well, we’re learnign about species preservation- intervening to prevent this from happeningin other species as well by learnign about problems and dealing with htem to help them survive and thrive- neutralizing some mistakes, helping to boost hteir immune responses etc. protecting htem from conditions that cause known mutaitons etc- So while yes, we become ‘weaker’ over time, this ‘weakness’ isn’t generally so severe and so rapid that we must hterefore succumb- We do have built in designed information that is precoded to deal with most mutaitons without ever sufferign from them even though they result in a loss- it depends on how severe the loss is, what it affects, whether it be a crucial system, or crucial cells etc or not. Which bring up another good point- that species have code that is PRECODED to deal with mutaitons in the future- this takes intelligent forward looking design knowledge, and a creation of htis code that anticipates changes before they happen- this isn’t accidental accumulations of lower info- this is a precise designed metainfo that anticipated problems and coded the species to deal with problems that hadn;’t even happened yet. Spooky eh?


32 posted on 02/14/2009 10:35:08 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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