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Oct 21 2019

Two Gaping Holes in Evolutionary Theory

It is a central pillar of liberal dogma that evolutionary theory explains amazingly complex lifeforms, which evolved through random mutation and natural selection in a universe devoid of design or purpose. Two major cracks threaten to bring this pillar down: the Cambrian explosion and the DNA enigma.

Not even the most militant nihilists can use evolution to explain the profusion of new lifeforms that appeared as if from nowhere 530 million years ago. Still more problematic is the fact that DNA sequences capable of creating stable proteins are extremely rare.

Molecular biologist Douglas Axe has shown that for every DNA sequence that generates a short functional protein, there are 10 to the 77th power possible sequences that are nonfunctional. There are 10 to the 65th power atoms in the galaxy. This gives an idea of the odds that random mutation is responsible for life in all its ingenious complexity. The earth has only been around for 4.5 billion years. If random mutation worked, it would take many trillions of years to produce something as complicated as slime mold.

Presenting Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute for PragerU:

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