Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jonathan Sarfati and Refuting Evolution

I received an informative, short read from a coworker entitled Refuting Evolution by Dr. Jonathan Sarfati. He wrote it as a response to The National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science. The NAS points to examples such as the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and the Galapagos finches as evidence for evolution. However, Sarfati notes that these examples are all losses of information. So, he asks, how does evolution explain an increase in information of 482 genes making up 580,000 base pairs in the Mycoplasma genitalium, the smallest known genome of any free-living organism, to 3 billion base pairs in humans? 

He goes on to quote biophysicist Dr. Lee Spetner: 

"In this chapter I'll bring several examples of evolution [i.e., instances alleged to be examples of evolution] particularly mutations, and show that information is not increased....But in all the reading I've done in the life sciences literature, I've never found a mutation that added information.  All point mutations that have been studied on the molecular level turn out to reduce the genetic information and not to increase it. The NDT [neo-Darwinian theory] is supposed to explain how the information of life has been built up by evolution. The essential biological difference between a human and a bacterium is in the information they contain. All other biological differences follow from that. The human genome has much more information than does the bacterial genome. Information cannot be built up by mutations that lose it. A business can't make money by losing it a little at a time."  [1]

Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati is available for free in our Free Apologetics E-book Library located here.

Stand firm in Christ, 
Chase Deener 


1. Jonathan Sarfati, Refuting Evolution, p. 126. 

1 comment:

  1. I have this book it is a great read I wish every Christian had a copy.


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