Sunday, July 15, 2012

#12 Chimpanzees

Biologists have told us that Chimpanzees are our closest "relatives" and evolutionists believe that we all descended from ape-like creatures.

It has been repeated for years that the DNA between chimpanzees and humans is 98% to 99% the same. (Actually, human and chimp genome sequencing more recently has put that figure at 95% to 96%.)

That seems like a really small difference and so it's plausible to think that the gap is easily overcome by a few simple mutations. Actually not.

Let's take a closer look at the reality.

Human DNA has 3 billion "letters" (base pairs). So what is a 2% difference out of 3 billion. It's 60 million differences.

What this means is that an ape-like creature would have to go through 60 million changes to their DNA to get to where it's a human being.

60 million characters is something like the equivalent of 20 books of information that are each 500 pages long. (The Encyclopædia Britannica has about 40 million words on half a million topics.)

The DNA of our ancestral ape would have to "evolve" 60 million times to produce a human.

AND we're not just talking about 60 million "mutations". That's because mutations are not necessarily improvements. We're talking about 60 million improvements and advances in the ape's DNA to a human's.

And if you want to know the truth, scientists have never witnessed any mutation which adds NEW information. Mutations are known to lose or confuse information. The idea that mutation is a method of advanced development is not based on observation, but faith.

The only mutations that scientists can find to study are the ones that cause diseases.

So the number of mutations would have to be many times 60,000,000, even if some tiny fraction of mutations did actually result in advancements.

But even if we disregard the fact that mutations don't bring advancements, and go with the mutation theory, does it work? No it doesn't.

Remember, for mutation to work its magic, the apes had to reproduce. Reproduction is the only way that mutations can be passed down to descendents. How long does that take? Ape-like creatures will have to grow to be 10 to 20 years old before they mate and produce offspring.

We need to have 60 million mutations to get a human. At that rate, it's going to take a long time. Take a guess.

Imagine the absolute shortest possible route. If there were one successful mutation from an ape toward a human being every single generation (totally against science), it would still take more than 10 years (lifespan) x 60,000,000 changes. Absolutely could not take less than 600,000,000 years.

The typical "evolution clock" indicates that 700,000,000 years ago was when the first multi-celled organisms appeared. It was about 4,000,000 years ago that ape-like mammals appeared. This can't cut it.

As they say, "It doesn't compute."

There must be a God.


  1. Oh, this is good! I want to shout it from the mountain tops! Thank you!