Genetic entropy is controversial. Creationists say it is real. Evolutionists say it is poppycock. But the theory was developed with long-lived, multicellular species with small population sizes and long generation times in mind (e.g., humans). What about the other end of the spectrum? Can bacteria withstand genetic entropy? Dr Rob says yes, maybe. If there are any species that can survive it, it is bacteria. This does not mean bacteria can evolve, only that they can survive long-term, and survival in an an environment that is so hostile to all life forms is a miracle in itself.
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Links and notes:
- Original article: Genetic Entropy and Simple Organisms on Creation.com
- Natural Selection in Paradise (posted to Biblical Genetics 15 Sep 2020)
- What on earth is a gene? Splicing and dicing the human genome (posted to Biblical Genetics 31 Mar 2020)