Species are islands in sequence space. Intermediates disappear.

The biggest problems with Darwinian stories are emphasized as researchers discover the human race came forth from one couple


Excerpt: "A new scientific study that concludes the human race sprang from a single adult couple, as the Bible records, also aligns with the Bible’s account of animals appearing at the same time. WND reported over the weekend the sweeping survey of the genetic code by the Rockefeller University and the University of Basel, Switzerland.

“This conclusion is very surprising,” said David Thaler, a research associate from the University of Basel, who did the study with Mark Stoeckle. “And I fought against it as hard as I could.”

Nathaniel T. Jeanson, an expert in cell and developmental biology who works with Answers in Genesis, pointed out the research revealed “the vast majority of animal species arose contemporary with modern humans.”

Jeanson, who holds a Ph.D. from Harvard, contends the research, which focuses on mitochondrial DNA, conflicts with evolutionary theory, which posits animal forms preceded humans, because humans developed from animal forms.

In an online report, Jeanson explained that “DNA barcoding” is being used in the field of classification of life. In short, DNA barcoding uses a genetic marker in an organism’s DNA to identify it as belonging to a particular species

The new study, he said, found that “explaining the origin of the pattern of DNA barcodes would be in large part explaining the origin of species.

The researchers concluded there is “a single sequence” of genetics for humans.

“The simple hypothesis,” the researchers said, “is that the same explanation offered for the sequence variation found among modern humans applies equally to the modern populations of essentially all other animal species.”

“Namely that the extant population, no matter what its current size or similarity to fossils of any age, has expanded from mitochondrial uniformity within the past 200,000 years.”

Stoeckle and Thaler claim “the vast majority of species have originated contemporary with modern humans.”

Jeanson believes the Bible suggests a time span of 6,000 years, not 200,000.

“We now have two decades’ worth of direct measurements of the rate at which human mtDNA mutates, and it matches exactly the 6,000-year timescale and rejects the evolutionary timescale (see ‘Genetics Confirms the Recent, Supernatural Creation of Adam and Eve’ and references therein),” he wrote. “Thus, taking Stoeckle and Thaler’s results to their logical conclusion, we can revise their statement to ‘Modern human [mitochondrial DNA] originated from conditions that imposed a single sequence on these genetic elements’ about 6,000 years ago.”"

My comment: The position of evolution proponents is getting weak. Discoveries of modern science reveal the serious problems with a man-made story, Darwinian evolution. Scientists were surprised with the results of the mtDNA study. The following comments point out that they are struggling with their explanations:

“This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could,” Thaler told AFP.

Another intriguing insight from the study, says Mr. Ausubel, is that “ genetically, the world is not a blurry place. It is hard to find ‘intermediates’ - the evolutionary stepping stones between species. The intermediates disappear.”

Dr. Thaler notes: “Darwin struggled to understand the absence of intermediates and his questions remain fruitful.”

“The research is a new way to show that species are ‘islands in sequence space.’ Each species has its own narrow, very specific consensus sequence, just as our phone system has short, unique numeric codes to tell cities and countries apart.”

Adds Dr. Thaler: “ If individuals are stars, then species are galaxies. They are compact clusters in the vastness of empty sequence space.”

Variation of species is a very biblical phenomenon (after its kind). The clear absence of intermediates refutes the theory of evolution. Over 90% of animal species appeared about the same time as human beings. Species are islands in sequence space. What else do we need to have scientific support for Creation?