Quote: Lynn Margulis on Mutations

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“Never, however, did that one mutation make a wing, a fruit, a woody stem, or a claw appear. ... No evidence in the vast literature of heredity changes shows unambiguous evidence that random mutation itself, even with geographical isolation of populations, leads to speciation”.

Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origins of the Species, pg. 29 (Basic Books, 2003).

Editorial Comment: The origin of species – not by random mutation even in tandem with any other natural process observed in biology. Now that’s a bit of a problem for the evolutionist whose naturalistic/random/chance mechanisms are supposed to account for all life forms. Face up to it, all you Dawkins Dabblers, no observed mutation has yet made a gene that did not exist before, and all known mutations have only modified genes that already existed. Such changes have even been known to produce harmless variations, e.g. change in flower colour, length of dog noses, but they cannot and do not create new structures. Most produce degenerate structures, harm and death. Mutations are like typographical errors. They never improve information, and more often render previous information useless. This may cause the loss of structures, but will never make new ones. To produce a new structure such as a wing, a fruit, a woody stem, or a claw requires the addition of many new complete genes that the plant or animal did not have before, not random mutations of already existing genes. Mutations are real, but they are evidence the world is degenerating downwards, not evolving upwards. (Ref. genetics, devolution)

Evidence News 28 March 2012

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