Evidence for the Design of Life: Part 2 — Baranomes

Peter Borger
Cite as: Borger, P. The design of life: Part 2—Baranomes. Journal of Creation 22(3):68-76 (2008)


The major difference between the evolution and creation paradigms is that the evolutionist believes that the natural variation found in populations can explain microbe-to-man evolution via natural selection (Darwinism), while the creationist believes it cannot. This is because the evolutionary, naturalistic framework requires something creationists hold impossible: a continuous addition of novel genetic information unrelated to that already existing. In the creation paradigm neither variation nor selection is denied; what is rejected is that the two add up to explain the origin of species. In part 1, I discussed genetic redundancy and how redundant genes are not associated with genetic duplications and do not mutate faster than essential genes. These observations are sufficient to completely overturn the current evolutionary paradigm and could form the basis for a novel creationist framework help us understand genomes, variation and speciation. In this second part, I argue and provide biological evidence that life on Earth thrived due to frontloaded baranomes—pluripotent, undifferentiated genomes with an intrinsic ability for rapid adaptation and speciation.

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