A landmark study of the DNA of 100,000 animals appears to render evolutionary models obsolete, and the revelation is so shocking, the scientists behind the study weren’t even sure they wanted to release it.
The joint American-Swiss study cataloged the DNA history of most of the world’s animals, and found something very peculiar. Rather than see them rise during different paleontological eras, the DNA record indicates animals (and man) all appeared on earth around the same time – between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago.
This not only flies in the face of basic evolutionary theory, it does lend itself to the theory of intelligent design. The sudden “appearance” of animals and man certainly fits the Biblical narrative, and many creationist scientists believe the 100,000 to 200,000 year time-frame fits. It is widely accepted that the “days” of creation were not 24 hour periods, especially when the sun, moon, and stars were only created on “day” 4. Before that, days were measured by God’s time-frame.
In addition, the DNA record find that, even though species show diversity from each other, they themselves do not grow more diverse with time, as evolution would theorize. A species, genetically, stays about the same, and always has. The only changes appear to be adaptations from breeding and the environment.
It is textbook biology, for example, that species with large, far-flung populations—think ants, rats, humans—will become more genetically diverse over time.
But is that true?
“The answer is no,” said Stoeckle, lead author of the study, published in the journal Human Evolution.
For the planet’s 7.6 billion people, 500 million house sparrows, or 100,000 sandpipers, genetic diversity “is about the same,” he told AFP.
The study’s most startling result, perhaps, is that nine out of 10 species on Earth today, including humans, came into being 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
“This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could,” Thaler told AFP.
That reaction is understandable: How does one explain the fact that 90 percent of animal life, genetically speaking, is roughly the same age?
Was there some catastrophic event 200,000 years ago that nearly wiped the slate clean?
Let’s see, a catastropic event in earth’s near past that wiped out most of life on the planet? Sounds like the flood of Noah detailed in the Bible.
Indeed, some geologists have found evidence of a massive global water event around that time. But that event aside, the proof that DNA disproves a basic tenet of evolution is groundbreaking.
Researchers are announcing they have made a game-changing discovery in evolutionary biology and it could bring science one step closer to biblical truth.
According to the researchers, an American and a Swiss scientist, their study of DNA suggests that 100,000 animals first appeared at roughly the same time – not gradually over millions of years.
Likely realizing how that damages the evolutionary model, one of the scientists publicly stated they were hesitant to release their findings.
“There’s a great danger to the evolutionary model in this study in ways they don’t quite realize yet,” comments Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, a research biologist for Answers in Genesis.
Jeanson, who holds a PhD in cell development from Harvard, tells OneNewsNow that it’s true the researchers concluded that animals and humans arrived on earth at roughly the same time. The same study, he says, also found there is no cross-over species.
A robin may evolve into a better robin, for example, but it didn’t become a lizard.
This video by Answers in Genesis reviews how many of the basic pillars of evolution do not adhere to scientific principles.
The study may not be the deathblow to the evolutionary theory entirely, but it certainly destroys many of its basic tenents.
The researchers aren’t admitting that Genesis 1:1 is true, of course, and the May 28 story headline describes “new facets of evolution” in a study published in a journal entitled Human Evolution.
But the story describes the “startling result” that nine out of 10 species on earth today, including humans, “came into being” 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.
That date line may not win over so-called “Young Earth” adherrents, who use Genesis to date the earth to about 10,000 years old, but the researchers said the findings left them baffled due to evolutionary models dating back millions of years.
Another researcher quoted in the story surmised that, perhaps, many animal species suddenly died out from an “environmental trauma” such as a virus or an ice age. But the story pointed out that the theory of a mass extinction from an asteroid strike is 65.5 million years ago, still leaving a lengthy gap.
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