In evolution, fitness1 is about success at surviving and reproducing, not about exercise and strength. Of course, fitness is a relative thing. Reproductive fitness2 reflects the ability of individuals to pass on their genes to subsequent generations.
Fitness traits, also referred to as life-history traits, include measures of fertility and mortality and are complex phenotypes that are direct targets of Darwinian selection.
A genotype’s fitness depends on the environment in which the organism lives.
And that is how the universe was created.
When the Lord God made the universe, there were no plants on the earth and no seeds had sprouted, because he had not sent any rain, and there was no one to cultivate the land; but water would come up from beneath the surface and water the ground.
Then the Lord God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live.(Genesis 2:4-7) Good News Translation
The narrative of Genesis 2 picks up with a broad synopsis of the creative process necessary to provide an environment where intelligent sentient beings, including Homo sapiens, will live.
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Beating the Odds in Mutation’s Game of Chance
Discovery that plants protect their most essential genes transforms our view of evolution.
This is a direct copy of a SciPop or news article preserved here because things on the internet have a bad habit of disappearing when you try to find them again. Full credit is given to the original authors and the source.– Matty
Mutations of DNA do not occur as randomly as previously assumed, according to new research from Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen in Germany and University of California Davis in the US. The findings have the potential to dramatically change our view of evolution. The insights have far-reaching implications, from better knowledge of crop domestication to predictions of the mutational landscape in cancers.
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Evolution isn’t the Origin of Humanity
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.(Romans 5:12) NKJV
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.(1 Corinthians 15:21-22) KJV
Abiogenesis took place over the six days of creation, it produced fully formed Homo sapiens. Evolution is the process of genetic decay which began in Genesis 3 at the fall of man.
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Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.(Isaiah 13:13) KJV
Current biodiversity on Earth is the result of evolution, and its distribution is the result of plate tectonics. These combine into Hypothesis 35 as we go from Noah to Peleg, and then from Peleg to Abraham.
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For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.(Hebrews 4:12) NKJV
We’re cleaning up blog posts again and pulling personal development pieces out of the main texts for each day. We’ll keep it, but it doesn’t need to be in the teaching material.
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Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.(Isaiah 24:1) KJV
The recent epoch is everything since Peleg’s tectonics. Few people have had a greater influence on this time than Charles Darwin.
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They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut him in.(Genesis 7:15-16) ESV
There were two horses on Noah’s ark, a mating pair, now there are at least seven species in genus Equus. That’s macro-evolution. Noah’s ark was the beginning of evolution as we know it.
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For the king had merchant ships at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the merchant ships came bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and monkeys.(1 Kings 10:22) KJV
The Paleocene is an ecosystem which has been destroyed, transported and buried in sediment during a world-wide flood.
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This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.(1 Timothy 1:15) KJV
We’re celebrating our anniversary: 32 years ago today we arrived in the USA. We were 19, lost, and filled with zeal for the theory of evolution which we thought was the antidote to God.
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