The FoxNews.com headline reads, “Blue-eyed people are inbred mutants.” Obviously this article had something to do with darwinian evolution, so I thought I’d see what they are on about now. Here is the link to the full article. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327070,00.html
What caught my attention was this.
Danish researchers have concluded that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor, presumably the first man or woman to sport what must have seemed oddly colored peepers 6,000 to 10,000 years ago.
Wait, how long ago? 6,000 years ago? Hm. That would be about the time Adam and Eve started popping out kids. Fascinating.
“Originally, we all had brown eyes,” Professor Hans Eiberg of the University of Copenhagen said in a press release. “But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a ‘switch,’ which literally ‘turned off’ the ability to produce brown eyes.”
This makes sense and is totally in line with what we see in scripture. Adam and Eve were essentially clones. The same, complete genetic pool, no mutations. As they had kids, and their kids had kids, and because of the curse on creation, mutations were inevitable. Either that, or it’s part of the genetic variability God built in to out DNA. From people who were middle brown with brown eyes, you can get the blackest blacks and the whitest whites. No, this isn’t a commercial for laundry detergent.
He also stresses that the switch, as the press release puts it, is “neither a positive nor a negative mutation.”
That’s a bit disingenuous, as the mutation also produces greater instance of blond hair (sexually selected for even today) and fair skin, which confers a survival advantage by stimulating greater production of vitamin D in sun-starved northern European countries â€” exactly where blue eyes are still most prevalent.
God built all of this into our DNA. DNA is information. Information, and the means to interpret and use information, cannot come about by chance random processes. The evidence points to, nay, it screams that there is, a Creator. And I’m glad I know Him.
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