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1 bgrnathan  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 7:05:12am


The recent news is that scientists have discovered some snippets of DNA from an ancient fish that can cause mice to grow limbs. This is wrongly being hailed as evidence that fish had developed legs. Isn’t it interesting that the fish they got the DNA from didn’t have legs!
These snippets of DNA from the fish seem to be “triggering” mechanisms. They can only trigger (“turn on”) genes, such as genes for formation of limbs, but, if the genes for limbs first exist, and since genes for limbs exist in mice then these triggering mechanisms, even if from a fish, will work. None of this means fish evolved legs.

Imagine an evolving fish having part fins and part feet, with the fins evolving into feet. Where’s the survival advantage? It can’t use either fins or feet efficiently. These fish exist only on automobile bumper stickers!

Genetic and biological similarities between species are no proof of common ancestry. Such similarities are better and more logically explained due to a common Genetic Engineer or Designer (yes, God) who designed similar functions for similar purposes in various species. Genetic information, like other forms of information, cannot arise by chance, so it’s more rational to believe that DNA or genetic similarities between species are due to intelligent design.

The genes already exist for micro-evolution (variations within a biological kind such as varieties of dogs, cats, horses, cows, etc.), but not for macro-evolution (variations across biological kinds such as from sea sponge to human).


Babu G. Ranganathan
B.A. Bible/Biology


2 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 7:06:34am
3 danarchy  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 7:10:03am

Ever heard of a lungfish?

4 ramex  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 8:40:49am

re: #1 bgrnathan

Would you rather have poor vision or total blindness? Would you rather walk with a limp or be unable to walk at all? What would be the advantage of a one hundred word vocabulary versus having no words?

5 JamesWI  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 10:32:47am

“Author of popular internet article…..”


6 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 2:21:04pm

We’ve got a live one here.

7 Kragar  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 3:42:29pm

How does one achieve a Bachelor of the Arts in Bible?

8 Bubblehead II  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 3:45:05pm

re: #2 Vicious Babushka

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re: #3 danarchy

Ever heard of a lungfish?

Don’t tempt me with facts/science for they are the works of Stan.

// I only wish

9 Mentis Fugit  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 4:46:17pm

“Precursors”, not “predecessors” of limbs, surely.

Auntie Beeb should know better, dammit!

10 Mattand  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 4:54:13pm

re: #1 bgrnathan


Babu G. Ranganathan
B.A. Bible/Biology

I’m in a pissy mood right now, BG. Here’s the deal: creationism isn’t science. The Bible isn’t a science book. The universe was not created a god 6,000 years ago. Adam and Eve are real as Bugs Bunny and Santa Claus.

And people like you? You fucking idiots are the reason the US is often the laughing stock of the civilized world. You guys are the reason we’re in the bottom rung of eduction and scientific illiteracy.

And if you are teaching this to children, instead of real science? If I had my way, you’d be charged with child abuse.

11 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Apr 18, 2013 5:02:12pm

‘Kinds’? ‘Kinds’?

Nice try, buddy. There is no such a thing as ‘kinds’ in biology.

King Philip came over from Germany smashed. Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

No fucking ‘kinds’ in biology.

12 aagcobb  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:08:48am

It is in order to teach pseudoscientific crap like this that Bobby “the stupid party” Jindal pushed through welfare for religious schools in Louisiana.

13 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Fri, Apr 19, 2013 4:22:27am

re: #1 bgrnathan

There isn’t any difference between micro and macro evolution.

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