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[Georgia critically reviewing scientific papers...again]

Although the title of the paper is, “Recent Acceleration of Human Adaptive Evolution,” the evidence instead supports the idea of adaptation, not evolution. Adaptation implies changes in the genetic makeup which allow an organism to survive better in a given environment. The changes or mutations do not add information but instead alter current genetic information which offers no mechanism for the common descent of all living things from single-celled ancestors. Perhaps the authors define evolution as “change in genetic makeup over time” in which case their title is accurate.

Georgia Purdom, Answers in Genesis 9 Comments [1/31/2008 3:24:19 AM]
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Submitted By: LazyJones
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szena

Perhaps the authors define evolution as “change in genetic makeup over time” in which case their title is accurate.

Bingo!

I wonder what definition Georgia thinks is correct.

2/3/2008 4:25:16 PM

TerriblyAmused

Darling, dictionaries were invented for a reason.

2/3/2008 4:26:02 PM

Freboy

You are on to something big here...

Now imagine two populations of the same species being placed in different environments and allowed to adapt.

Imagine that they can theoretically, over time, become so diverse they can no longer reproduce together. That fullfills the definition of... dare I say it...?

2/3/2008 5:20:33 PM

NotImpressed

Sorry to rain on the dis parade but evolution requires an INCREASE in genetic information over time, not just a change. A decrease in info is devolution, not evolution. And it just so happens that all observed successful mutations and adaptive changes are due to a decrease. She doesn't need to consult the dictionary. She nails their hide to the wall.

1/17/2010 11:10:55 PM

NotImpressed

Sorry to rain on the dis parade but evolution requires an INCREASE in genetic information over time, not just a change. A decrease in info is devolution, not evolution. And it just so happens that all observed successful mutations and adaptive changes are due to a decrease. She doesn't need to consult the dictionary. She nails their hide to the wall.

1/17/2010 11:11:21 PM

NotImpressed

Sorry to rain on the dis parade but evolution requires an INCREASE in genetic information over time, not just a change. A decrease in info is devolution, not evolution. And it just so happens that all observed successful mutations and adaptive changes are due to a decrease. She doesn't need to consult the dictionary. She nails their hide to the wall.

1/17/2010 11:11:30 PM

David B.

No, there is no strawman requirement to "increase information" to evolve, that implies evolution is some sort of ladder of progression towards perfection. Evolution of anything is change over time, and (typically) AIG are engaging in equivocation to arbitrarily exclude evidence that shows they are wrong.

Quite apart from anything else, the claim that mutations do not add information is plainly false. Consider the following single point mutation.

Before: AAAAAAAAAAAA
After: AAAAAAACAAAA

Which contains more information? Which is more complex?

1/18/2010 4:07:46 AM

kjdamrau

Fundies ... not so much with the thinking, eh?

8/26/2010 7:58:30 PM

Ebon

@ NotImpressed:

No, she is wrong and so are you.

10/10/2012 9:27:34 PM
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