Antibiotics Resistance
existed before Antibiotics


For years the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics has been claimed as evolution in action. However a recent study has shown that antibiotics resistance existed long before the antibiotics were invented.

As a result of studying the DNA in bacteria found in permafrost that was dated to 30,000 years, researchers found the same set of genes that are responsible for antibiotics resistance. This shows that these genes predated the antibiotics. As a result antibiotics resistance did not evolve in response to antibiotics but was already present in the population.  Note that the date above is based on uniformitarian assumption in Flood geology this would be 4000-5000 years ago but still old enough to prove the point.

The result is that antibiotics resistance can no longer be claimed as evolution in action. It does represent an shift in the population but not new information added to the genome but long existing information come into dominance. This is exactly what creationists have been saying all along. In one sense of the word this is still evolution but only in the sense of a change in population. Creationists have no problem with this form of evolution. When most people hear the word evolution they tend to thin of microbe to man evolution and not a simple shift in population of existing genes. This study shows that antibiotics resistance is not an example of microbe to man evolution which needs lots of new information.

The claim that antibiotics resistance is evolution in action was always a verbal slight of hand where a term is used with two different meaning. In claiming that antibiotics resistance is evolution in action evolutionists are using the word evolution in a minimal sense that simply means change, but they do so fully aware that the average person

 


 

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