Answer to question that "stumped" Richard Dawkins





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Published on Dec 10, 2008


Evolution requires only that the genome change and not that the information increases or decreases, which is what is depicted in this video. The word "answer" is meant to imply a response, not a solution.

This video is meant to be a response to JJjaycos Richard Dawkins stumped by creationist question. The question was:

Can you give an example of a genetic mutation or an evolutionary process which can be seen to increase the information in the genome?

If you honestly think Richard Dawkins cannot answer this simple question, than let me answer. Penicillin. Penicillin was know as the miracle drug around the time of its creation because it cure most infections ie. Killed the bacteria that caused them. Penicillin was created by Alexander Fleming in 1928 when he found that the chemical Penicillium notatum found in a certain type of mold killed the bacteria on a dish that he mistakenly left out overnight. Nowadays, Penicillin is rarely used because the new strings of the bacteria are immune to penicillin. If most of the prokaryotic cells are killed with the given dosage, the remaining bacteria cells are immune to the penicillin. These cells begin to reproduce asexually.

When something reproduces asexually, the original cell copies its DNA, then splits into two cells. These two cells are EXACTLY the same as each other, meaning they each contain the heredity information needed to have an immunity to penicillin. The cells then reproduce exponentially and a new string of the bacteria is born, immune to penicillin. This is one of many examples of change over time in a species via Darwins survival of the fittest theory.

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