[quote=PhilVaz]magic << Like I say, we have never observed a mutation with an increase in genetic material that has been beneficial to the organism. >>
Sorry evolution got that one wrapped up.
Are mutations harmful? covers favorable mutations, types of mutations, etc.
Five examples of beneficial mutations: Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, Bacteria that eat nylon, Sickle cell resistance to malaria, Lactose tolerance, Resistance to atherosclerosis, Immunity to HIV.
Most mutations harmful?
Mutations adding information
Mutations and new features
Apolipoprotein AI beneficial mutation and new information
More examples of beneficial mutations and natural selection
Beneficial mutations in humans
All about the Nylon bug (Nylon eating bacteria)
What??? You doubt the TalkOrigins powers of omniscience?
Evolution is a theory. It posits and as such suggests that such a thing happened and such does not have it “all wrapped up”. Evolution is the only possible option without God saving aliens puttng us on the planet. As such, all evidence has to be made to fit with it. I have yet to see a scientist showing off his latest mutation find. Fact is, they exist very very very very rarely.
What you gave me above was a list of organisms ability to naturally adapt. Within the genes and their margin for error is the ability to adapt through chance to a new environment.
Evolution seeks to have us believe that that something like a kidney, or the immune system just happened by chance through a huge mutation that suddenly caused it. Remember the argument that your appendix is useless “proved” evolution? That was wrong, the appendix is used in part of the immune system producing lymph cells or similar. I know full well that bacteria are capable of adapting to antibiotics. However what you are observing is natural adaptation which i have no doubt happens. Part of Gods brilliant plan to allow species to survive despite a change in the environment.
Serious question Phil. Have you read the link you gave me to the “Beneficial mutations in humans”. Its a lot of heavy jargon designed to put off the casual reader. That article is for scientists/microbiologists. Im just lucky i studied it last year. But it boils down to not a lot. Slightly improving the life span of a person with heart disease is not what i call evolution. Its adaptation to the environment.