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Today's Creation Moment

One Smelly Amoeba
Job 9:25-26
"Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey."
Not all dangerous predators can be seen. One of the most dangerous predators in a drop of pond water is Amoeba proteus. This amoeba literally terrorizes its one celled pond mates because they can...

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"I beg you to prove to me that all are bad."

The article stated NOWHERE that all mutations are, as you say, "bad." It made the claim that mutations degrade what has been designed. And this is true. Maybe an old example will suffice...

Let's say there's a population of winged beetles living on a windy island. Each time a few of them leave the comforts of their abode and take flight to forage for food, the wind sweeps them up and dumps them into the ocean and they die!

A mutation occurs and Mr. and Mrs. Beetle have 1000 mutated little beetles. This particular mutation causes the genes to make the wings to be deactivated. So this would be an example of how a mutation is degrading.

So, the new little beetles cannot take flight to forage for food and so they merely walk around the island. They stay below the wind and do NOT get swept up and tossed into the ocean! And therefore, since they lived past the point of sexual maturation, they pass that mutated gene(s) on to the offspring.

So, clearly this mutation was beneficial, but it was simultaneously degenerative...just like your mutation example of sickle cell anemia. Yes, in the heterozygote it's beneficial, but it's clearly degenerative.

So since this was indeed the crux of your entire argument, I shall stop now as the rest of your post is superfluous since the crux of your argument has been demolished soundly.

And please, take your own advice, and go search out and learn some things for yourself.

Thanks for reading!


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