Answer by John Mackay and Diane Eager The easy bit is that the word “man” refers to an adult human male, and a “woman” is an adult female human. But can we actually give a testable, provable meaning to the traditional words “male” and “female”, or are they just roles allocated for convenience which can […]
Are different human skin colours explained by Adam and Eve having a mix of dominant and recessive genes?
The original question was: How can you explain all the different skin colours if the whole human race is descended from one couple? I heard a creation speaker claim it is because Adam and Eve would have had a mix of dominant and recessive colour genes and because dominant genes were for dark colour and […]
EYES & HAIR: If we all came from only Adam and Eve, where did the huge variation in hair and eye colour come from?
Answer by Diane Eager The most common eye and hair colour combinations in the human population today are brown eyes and black or dark brown hair, both of which involve the production and distribution of the brown pigment melanin, so can we connect the dots all the way back to Adam and Eve? After all […]
DOG EVOLUTION? Dogs have undergone many changes since people have been breeding them. Surely this is evolution?
Answer Diane Eager and John Mackay Some variations in dog size, head shape, coat colour are just normal ranges of variation that occurs in any living thing, including humans. None of these are evolution. But what about the extreme and unusual differences that have come about through breeding, such as giant Great Dane vs micro […]
HYBRIDS: If lions and tigers were intelligently designed, why are offspring of crosses between them infertile?
The original question was: If the tiger and lion were intelligently designed, why are they able to interbreed, but create only sterile offspring? The same is true with horse and donkey, they produce sterile offspring. Why? Answer by Diane Eager We need to start by asking just why we think these animals should be able […]
BACTERIA: Isn’t the observed increase in resistance to antibiotics proof that bacteria are evolving?
Answer by Diane Eager Antibiotic resistance is regularly presented as proof of evolution in school courses and to the general public, and hardly a week goes by without some health experts warning us about “superbugs” evolving resistance to antibiotics. Scientists have also carried out experiments where they expose bacteria to gradually increasing amounts of antibiotics […]
TRANSGENDERING? Is it possible to change your gender?
Answer by Diane Eager Consider this: If a militant transgender promoter was murdered and can no longer promote their claimed sexuality, DNA tests on any cell in their body will reveal that they never were a male who could be a female, or vice versa. Gender is definitely biological. It is not a cultural construct […]
LENSKI EXPERIMENT: Is there any gene loss? Are the bacteria increasing in fitness?
Following our publication of a question and answer on Lenski’s E. coli experiment we received a request for further information. We suggest you first read the original question: Bacteria Evolution? Lenski’s E coli experiment: Has it shown bacteria can evolve new information? Answer here by Diane Eager Follow up questions were: Why do you use […]
COYWOLF: The coywolf has appeared within the last century. Has a new species evolved?
Answer by Diane Eager The” coywolf” is an animal that has proliferated in north eastern USA and south eastern Canada over the previous century. Genetic studies have shown that it has a mix of genes from the western coyote, eastern wolf, grey wolf, and domestic dog. Most of it genes are coyote and eastern wolf, […]
RETROVIRUSES: Humans have the same Endogenous Retroviruses as apes. Doesn’t this prove we evolved from them?
The original Question was: All apes, including humans, share some Endogenous Retrovirus (ERVs) in common that do not exist in any other mammals. So if you find a dog with an ape ERV you could falsify evolution. Have they found contradicting ERVs to this yet? Or is there some reason why they likely won’t find? […]