Back in the 1970’s bacteria were found that could digest nylon. Humanists incorrectly assumed that the bacteria were evolving due to a mutation that had added new and beneficial genetic information to the bacterium’s DNA.
However, by the early 1990’s scientific research had revealed that several types of bacteria have the ability to digest nylon due to a mutation that had caused a loss of function in a protein-degrading enzyme. This loss of genetic information resulted in the enzyme feeding on nylon and this loss was passed from one bacterium to another via plasmid tranfers.
So, what is a plasmid transfer? Well, real science has shown that bacteria can transfer small amounts of DNA (known as plasmid transfers) to other bacterium. (Note: this is information transfer, not information creation, as the data must already exist for it to be transferred. Thus genetic transfers have nothing to do with Darwinian evolution). Nylon eating bacteria began as bacteria and ended as bacteria.
So, what do nylon eating bacteria have to do with Darwinism? Absolutely nothing! The bottom line is that people must be careful to distinguish real science from biased Darwinian conjecture because claiming that nylon eating bacteria prove goo-to-the-zoo-to-you evolutionism is nothing more than Humanistic propaganda.
How has Darwinianism affected science? Learn more in “The Darwinian Delusion”!
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