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Monday, April 20, 2015

Horizontal Gene Transfer and Creative Reality for Evolutionists

In a series of comments on a post in a group, remarks were made to the effect that proponents of molecules-to-mechanic evolution have creative reality, and do not want to be confused with facts. We can see the truth of that, especially when those facts interfere with their preconceptions. Some Darwinist owlhoots make strong pronouncements of scientific facts that are nothing but conjecture. Unfortunately, people do not examine the material carefully, and think that an aspect of evolution has been proved.


Evolutionists can get creative with their reality. Making things up about horizontal gene transfer does not affect the truth.


A recent study on horizontal gene transfer made such bold pronouncements, but hidden in the text is an admission that there is nothing there to hang your hat on. Further analysis shows that the research is fundamentally flawed. Y'all can't make assertions pretending that evolution is true and that the Creator isn't there, old son.
As the genomes of many new creatures rapidly fill the public DNA sequence databases, the problems for the grand evolutionary story are becoming overwhelming. One issue is the fact that different creatures have unique sets of genes specific to their kind with no apparent evolutionary history. To explain this glaring problem, evolutionists have resorted to the myth of pervasive horizontal gene transfer.

Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is the process whereby genes are transferred from one type of creature to another without sexual reproduction. Earlier in my career, I participated in a study (published in the journal Science), in which we found that the pathogenic bacterium Wolbachia had transferred large portions of its DNA into the genomes of both worms and insects. The Wolbachia bacterium is able to do this extraordinary feat by targeting the cells of reproductive organs so that the transferred DNA is literally inherited in the host. However, we also observed that very few of these transferred genes were found to be expressed (turned on). They were clearly just genomic baggage. This is actually one of the few clearly documented cases of horizontal gene transfer showing that a specific type of parasite-host relationship is the mechanism for the foreign DNA importation to occur and be heritable.
To read more and discover the serious flaws in the study mentioned earlier, click on "Another Horizontal Gene Transfer Fairy Tale". 
  


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