It is held by evolutionists that genetic mutations are an avenue of positive change in living organisms. For example, Richard Dawkins’ book, The Blind Watchmaker, seeks to establish a godless cosmos of chance in which the appearance of design in life has occurred by accident, by the incremental accumulation of positive changes in genes. His evidence relating to biochemical genetics, however, consists of theoretical models of little relevance to the real world.
Thus, the question remains: What do we actually see in the world around us when we use scientific tools of measurement and observation? Do we see this “blind watchmaker” at work in any real-life examples, or do we see the opposite?
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the poverty of evolutionary theory to explain the facts in one well-researched area of biology–that is, the area of human genetics. It will show how the facts unearthed by this research show mutations to be, not a “blind watchmaker,” but more truthfully analogous to a “blind gunman.”
The human mutation problem is bad and getting worse.
Literally thousands of human diseases associated with genetic mutations have been catalogued in recent years, with more being described continually. A recent reference book of medical genetics listed some 4,500 different genetic diseases. Some of the inherited syndromes characterized clinically in the days before molecular genetic analysis (such as Marfan’s syndrome) are now being shown to be heterogeneous; that is, associated with many different mutations. This review will only scratch the surface of the many recent discoveries. Still, the examples cited will illustrate a compelling general principle which extends throughout this expanding field