Mutations are known to occur at much higher rates than can be accounted for in evolutionary theory. Given measurable rates, Y Chromosome Adam and Mitochondrial Eve would have lived only a few thousand years ago. To answer this, evolutionists generally appeal to natural selection or genetic drift. Yet, selection can only remove ‘selectable’ mutations, and most mutations are necessarily selectively neutral. Also, drift fails to do anything at all in answering the dilemma. In the end, Adam and Eve are recent and there is little anyone can say about it.
Notes and links:
- Carter 2019 A successful decade for Mendel’s Accountant
- Robert Carter gets everything wrong?
- Rupe and Sanford 2008 USING NUMERICAL SIMULATION TO BETTER UNDERSTAND FIXATION RATES, AND ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW PRINCIPLE: HALDANE’S RATCHET
- ReMine 2005 Cost theory and the cost of substitution—a clarification
- International Conference on Creationism