Detecting Age In The Parasite’s Genes

Trichinella spiralis which a larvae that can infest pigs and wild game, hibernating in muscle tissue within a protective cyst. It also causes trichinosis in humans when they eat pork that is under cooked. Most estimates from a evolutionary standpoint, estimate the age of this parasite to around 20 million years old.

Trichinella spiralis

A study was conducted by the USDA where the DNA of the Trichinella spiralis was gathered from 28 different countries. It revealed some very interesting results.

If 20 million years was around the parasite’s age, then different geographical locations should yield distinct groups that retain ancient familiar mutations. Sounds logical if this hypothesis was a valid one. However, what scientists did find revealed some surprises at least from an evolutionist standpoint. The experiment consists an array of collected parasite samples from Europe, North Africa and the Americas. The DNA results showed the samples were uniformed.

This means the statistical analyses grouped all forty four samples from all evaluated regions into a single ‘Western’ group of  T. spiralis! There were no mutated differences for various groups as the evolutionary theory had predicted. In fact, it appears they never evolved at all, which is quite consistent with creationism.

The main reason why the parasites have so few mutations were discovered is because the Trichinella spiralis  are not 20 million years old. Rather they only been around for thousands of years. Experimental science takes presented over theory. Not theory taking presented over experimental science as we see in evolution.

You can use the same detection theory for genes using human DNA. The remarkable similarities we find that are between the raw sequences and organized structures demonstrates humans are much younger than the evolutionary time table always predicts, but very much confirms the model for a young earth in creationism. Detecting age in animals or humans using genes is just one of the ways in trying to determine the age of the earth and those who live in it.

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One thought on “Detecting Age In The Parasite’s Genes

  1. I’m just randomly looking into past posts here, and I see that Michael’s bad habit of not citing/linking to his sources is quite old.

    Since I suffer from SIWOTI syndrome, I will (pointlessly) put in my 2 cents of critcism. Although it might not be the exact same source, the following site has the basic info that Michael plagiarized above:
    http://www.ars.usda.gov/IS/pr/2008/081125.htm

    Unsurprisingly, the only part that Michael left out from the site were the last 2 paragraphs that utterly contradict Michael’s creationist interpretation:

    “This evidence suggests that the T. spiralis found in Europe first evolved after the domestication of swine. Settlers on their way to the New World and elsewhere traveled with swine for food, and some of these pigs were infected with T. spiralis.

    The team concluded that human travel was the primary source of disseminating T. spiralis throughout the New World. They also believe that these migration patterns explain the limited range of genetic diversity observed in the European, North African and the American isolates of T. spiralis.”

    See? No need to invoke recent special creation to explain the lack of variation. This is just another example of cherry-picking and willful ignorance on the part of creationists like Michael.

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