The End of Endosymbiosis

One of the difficulties for spore-to-sportscaster evolution is the evolution of the cell. The hypotheses of endosymbiosis has simple bacteria-like cells way back yonder being the ancestors for the cells found in plants and animals today, including the trillions of cells found in humans. With advances in genome sequencing (and a mighty helpful reduction in cost), endosymbiosis is in a world of hurt.


Research is threatening endosymbiosis, an idea about how cells evolved. More than that, research is affirming creation, not evolution.
Image credit: Darryl Leja, NHGR / National Human Genome Research Institute
New research is a vexation for evolutionists, which is not surprising, since endosymbiosis was based mainly on superficial resemblances and all. One problem is that there is no evidence for mitochondrial genes having an origin in the bacterial cells. Another is that there is no sign of the kind of steady, gradual progression that we've all been assured is a registered trademark of evolution. What we find is organized complexities specific to organisms, just the way our Creator planned things out.
One of the biggest problems for evolution is how animal and plant cells, eukaryotes, could have been derived from precursor bacteria-like cells called prokaryotes. Unlike prokaryotes, eukaryotic cells are highly compartmentalized and contain membrane-bound organelles such as the nucleus, mitochondria, and (in plants) chloroplasts that are not found in bacteria or archaea (non-bacterial single-celled prokaryotes). Along with numerous other genetic and molecular differences, these complex cellular organelles not found in prokaryotes, form an unbridgeable gap for evolution to somehow accomplish.

Evolutionists have long struggled to present a non-speculative explanation for the origin of the eukaryotic cell nucleus and other complex cellular features. One idea that has been quite popular for about 50 years is that mitochondria and chloroplasts were derived from a mythical process called endosymbiosis. The heart of this explanation is the fact that the mitochondrion possesses a small circular piece of DNA containing some of the genes it needs to function, combined with a process of organelle replication. This functional combination looks similar to how bacterial DNA is constructed and how bacteria reproduce, but the appearances are only superficial.
To read the rest, click on "Endosymbiosis: A Theory in Crisis".

  

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