The original question was: I have read and watched Professor Neeland’s material on your site about life spans of various molecules. What does he have to say about scientific claims we can extract detectable DNA from material hundreds of thousands to millions of years old? What is a reliable lifespan for intact DNA? And what […]
Answer by Diane Eager Let’s start by asking where the figure of 49% comes from. The complete genome of fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe (the yeast used in brewing) was found to have only 4,824 protein coding genes, whilst humans have over 20,000. Therefore, it cannot be a reference to 49% of the total human genome. […]
The original question was: I watched your video of the Creation Conference 2014 about the fossil snake with legs. Genesis 3:14 says: So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat […]
Answer by Diane Eager This combination is possible if the father has a rare condition named Bombay phenotype. This is the lack of a molecule, called H, which connects the A and B molecules to a blood cell’s surface. As a result the blood cells without H do not have A or B molecules on […]
LIFESPAN: Why don’t we live for many centuries like the people in the early generations in the Bible?
The original question was: We don’t we live for many hundreds of years like the people in the early generations in the Bible. Are we not capable of living till we are over 500 years of age? Is it our bodies? Answer by Diane Eager and John Mackay The Bible records that the majority of […]
Answer by Diane Eager This question arose following reports in New Scientist, Science (AAAS) News and Associated Press 17 November 2014 and Discover Magazine 18 November 2014 about research by Alan Sanders of NorthShore Research Institute in Illinois and colleagues. Sanders’ team studied the DNA of 409 pairs of homosexual brothers looking for common genetic […]
The original question was: If man was separately created, how come apes have the same broken gene for making vitamin C as humans do? Surely this could only come about by man evolving from chimpanzees. To claim God made the same mutant in both stretches credulity. Answer by John Mackay To argue that the same […]
The original question was: I have been advised to have another “flu shot” because the flu virus is evolving, so I am no longer immune through last year’s shot. Also, how come people can get swine flu or bird flu if it has not evolved? Answer by Diane Eager The Influenza A virus certainly does […]
The original question was: I was wondering, has there ever been a documented mutation that produced a completely brand new function in an organism that wasn’t there before. I know that there have been a very small amount of beneficial mutations, but every example I’ve seen involves getting something broken. Answer by Diane Eager Since […]
SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA: How come people with this evolved resistance to malaria if man was made by God?
The resistance is real, but is it evolution?