In the ocean, genes can hop between bacteria with unexpected ease, thanks to strange virus-like particles that shuttle genes from one species to another. These particles, called gene-transfer agents (GTAs), insert DNA into bacterial genomes so frequently that gene transfer in the ocean may occur 1,000 to 100 million times more often than previously thought. This suggests that GTAs have had a powerful role in evolution.
A powerful role in evolution? Indeed these GTAs must have been important in evolution, but from where did they come? From evolution of course. So evolution just happened to create GTAs which then enabled more evolution to occur:
"GTAs are very peculiar," says Eugene Koonin, an evolutionary biologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. "Their only function seems to be transferring genes."
The GTAs are so efficient the evolutionists were “absolutely amazed.” And why would evolution create a molecular machine whose sole function is to transfer genes? Well no reason really. It just happened to happen, but when the new marvel worked its magic the bacteria survival rate improved. And so then those GTAs harbored by those bacteria survived longer. And then, well you know, somehow it all just worked.
If this just-so story sounds unlikely, keep in mind this was all predicted by evolutionists:
Last year, Koonin and his colleagues examined genomic analyses of marine viruses and predicted GTAs to be major contributors to gene transfer in the ocean. He says that the current paper confirms his prediction by finding frequent GTA-mediated gene-transfer events in a marine microbial community.
The only catch is the prediction had nothing to do with evolution. Nonetheless evolutionists tout findings such as GTAs as powerful confirmations of evolution. Is this not, after all, an observation of evolution in action?
As usual, what evolutionists claim as “direct observation” is in reality a complex adaptation mechanism that calls for yet more evolutionary heroics. GTAs are the latest in the long list of complex structures and mechanisms that evolutionists reinvent as powerful evidences for their theory. Yet these biological wonders do not produce the type of change evolution requires, nor can evolutionists explain how or why Darwin's imaginative process produced them in the first place. Once again the absurdity of evolutionary doctrine is exceeded only by the fervor of its believers.
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