Dogs at Chernobyl are Thriving

When Ukraine was controlled by the Soviet Union, a nuclear power plant had a serious meltdown in 1986. People were killed in the explosion and many died of radiation poisoning in later months. A huge number of people from Pripyat and neighboring areas were forcibly and hurriedly evacuated.

There is a large Exclusion Zone that was off-limits for years, but now there are people in it. Some areas are too hot (very radioactive) and can only be visited briefly or when wearing special suits. Strangely, the number of offspring of dogs left behind is increasing.

Radiation causes genetic damage and mutations, important to evolution. Dogs in the radiation of Chernobyl do not support evolutionary ideas.
Dog at Chernobyl, Flickr / Jorge Franganillo (CC BY 2.0)
Intense doses of radiation are usually a death sentence. If not very quickly, then because of cellular damage. Cancer-related diseases often result. The Master Engineer has put many things in place to protect and repair our cells and DNA, but they can only do so much. One would expect the dogs of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to be dying, mutating — and radioactive. Many appear to have few radiation problems!

Radiation causes genetic damage and mutations result. Mutations are important in evolutionary schemes. Darwinists projected some ideas as to what would happen to living things in Chernobyl from the radiation, but those are falling short. Studies on dogs are being done because there is little research on large mammals, but evolution is not being supported by what is observed. The paper didn't even mention evolution.

People evacuated quickly after the world’s worst nuclear accident in April 1986 at Chernobyl, Ukraine. The exclusion zone, 2,600-square-kilometer area around the power plant, contains ghost towns of former schoolrooms, businesses and homes abandoned by residents. Only a few scientists have ventured in to study the aftereffects of radiation that shot up to 400 times higher than normal. One of them is Timothy Mousseau from the University of South Carolina, who published results of a 2011 study of the effects on birds (see 12 Feb 2011). This month, he published another research paper about “the dogs of Chernobyl.”

To read the rest, click on "Chernobyl Dogs Survive Without Evolving." You may also like to see "Chernobyl and Radiation Adaptability."