Transposons: Part 1

When I was a bank teller during college, we knew to watch out for and how to detect errors in our sums that were called “transpositions.” These were merely a matter of putting in the numbers with two of them in reverse order to the correct order … like putting in the adding machine a “95” instead of a “59.”

The difference from the error would always come out to be some multiple of 9, as in this case of 36. It was easy to diagnose, and so we knew what we were looking for as we went over our adding machine tapes for that day before closing out our teller drawers and going home.

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Much like this broken line of perfect numbers all adding up at the end of the banking day, so is the detection and the fixing up of the errors that are constantly occurring in DNA processes in the cells of our bodies. Detecting, editing, and repairing enzymes and other mechanisms help to ensure a perfect “accounting” job at the end of the day within each one of the 100 trillion cells of your body.

Well … almost every time.

Sometimes a gene (or even a gene fragment) may break loose from the main DNA string molecule, and needs to be repaired. Sometimes it will be re-spliced into the DNA sequence exactly the way it was before the break. But sometimes, it will have gotten switched backward before being re-inserted into the DNA sequence.

Such genes will still work fine but are now backward to the way they were originally in the sequence. These genes and/or gene fragments are called “transposons.” And they are used to help bolster the evo-story in exactly the opposite way that the truths of our knowledge of biology would say that they ought to be viewed and understood.

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Written by Dr. Charles Jackson

Dr. Charles Jackson has four degrees in science and education and taught secondary school sciences 11 years, then college biology and chemistry 6 years, and then teacher education classes 6. In 2003, Dr. Jackson founded Points of Origins and began teaching, speaking, and debating in creation science education. Keenly interested in liberating Christian students from the delusion that their faith has been refuted by modern science, Dr. J crusades against evolutionary dogma on college campuses across the United States. He has presented creation science instruction in churches, to both secular and Christian high school and college faculties, to student assemblies from elementary through high school, and to Christian groups on many college campuses.

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