Evolution and Purging Bad Mutations

At the beginning of creation, everything was very good. After the Fall of Man, things began to deteriorate. That is why we have mutations and the degradation of the genome. Indeed, genetic entropy is a powerful refutation of deep time.

One of the fastest ways to accumulate mutations is inbreeding depression. (No, it has nothing to do with sadness from having the same relatives as one's spouse.) Rather, it is the loss of fitness that can lead to the extinction of a species.

Genetic degradation is evidence for recent creation. Evolutionists try to account for purging mutations from genomes, but this idea has problems.
DNA Mutation, Pixabay / swiftsciencewriting, modified with FotoSketcher
Many creatures don't breed with close relatives very often, but others are not very picky. Those populations can go extinct, but it has been suggested by evolutionists that purging happens through intensified inbreeding. While most mutations are harmful and many are simply worthless, this intense inbreeding leads to the removal of the worst mutations. However, if this works at all, it is only in limited instances because all harmful mutations are not removed. Evolution cannot counteract genetic degradation.
Mutations are an ongoing problem in nature. Since the vast majority of mutations are deleterious, even by admission of the evolutionary community,1 in theory, genomes should always be breaking down. The result of this breakdown should be a reduction in fitness, leading to extinction. And if this were true, extinction for all species would be inevitable in short order. Thus, to avoid the logical consequences of mutations destroying genomes over vast periods of time, evolutionists must theorize a way for these deleterious mutations to be eliminated from the genomes of living things. There have been several proposed mechanisms to do this for different contexts, but here we will focus on just one: purging by purifying selection.

To read the rest of this somewhat technical article, head on over to "Can Genetic Mutations Be Purged from the Genome?"