Sherpa Fitness Is Not Evolution

first_img(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A study about mutations that might confer benefit to high-altitude Sherpas is being announced as an example of evolution, but variation within species is not Darwinian evolution.Science Daily said that two mutations have been found in the mitochondrial DNA of sherpas, those high-altitude inhabitants of Tibet that carry packs up Mt. Everest for western adventurers.  The article, though, says that the mutations “may be an important adaptation for low oxygen environments,” and “may explain the importance of the role of mitochondria in the Sherpa population’s ability to adapt to the extreme Himalayan environment.”This was published in Molecular Biology and Evolution with the title, “mtDNA lineage expansions in Sherpa population suggest adaptive evolution in Tibetan highlands.”What the article fails to say is that sherpas are members of the one (and only one) human race, interfertile with all other human beings.Evolutionists play fast and loose with the term “evolution,” ascribing whatever minor change they can to Darwinism.  Darwin, though, was trying to portray universal common ancestry by means of unguided natural processes.  It’s essential to keep that distinction in mind.  Evidence abounds for minor mutation variants in life – you yourself have multiple mutations compared to your own parents.  That doesn’t mean you “evolved” from them.  It is well known that tribes of people have physical differences due to inbreeding and adaptation to climate, but they are not different species (Darwin wrote, remember, about the “Origin of Species”).Adaptation is not evolution.  Creationists of the strictest Biblical sort believe in adaptive variation within kinds of organisms, where “kinds” (from the Genesis word baramin) is usually much broader than species. Using evolution for within-kind variation commits the half-truth fallacy, and the extrapolation fallacy if applied to macroevolution.A recent article on genomic variations within felids, including tigers, lions and panthers (see Science Daily) also used the word “evolution” incorrectly.  Creationists believe God created a “cat kind” that gave rise to a wide variety of felids around the globe, adapted to their habitats, with less genetic information than the ancestral form.  Even today, lions and tigers can hybridize, yielding “ligers.”   The variety of house cats that can interbreed is well known, as with dog breeds, but dogs never give rise to cats, or vice versa, because they are different kinds of animals.   Similarly, horses, donkeys and zebras are within the equine kind.   To distinguish itself from creationism, Darwinism must go beyond the origin of species, and the origin of genera, invoking only unguided natural processes.  There is plenty of evidence for extensive variability within kinds, but none outside of kinds. That variability was designed into the genomes of the created kinds so that they could adapt to environmental changes.If you weed out the evolutionary evidence about variability within kinds, nothing is left.  Kinds all appear abruptly and appear with variations, reproducing “after their kind.”  What Darwin claimed is not observed in the natural world.  It is only assumed.last_img read more

Unruly mob disrupted visit to my constituency: former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar

first_imgFormer Chief Minister and leader of the Opposition in the Tripura State Assembly Manik Sarkar alleged that an unruly mob disrupted his visit to Dhanpur, his assembly constituency on Thursday. He demanded lawful action against the perpetrators who are targeting the opposition rank and file across the State.Mr. Sarkar said several people raised slogans and attempted to block his movement at Dhanpur. “Not that that all of them (protestors) exhibited muscle, but some were unruly,” Mr. Sarkar said.However, he said adequate security arrangements were in place in the area to facilitate his visit. “But I advised them [police] not to apply force against those who disrupted my movement,” the former CM stated.Dhanpur is located in Sepahijala district, about 48 km south of Agartala.CPI(M) sources said Manik Sarkar was to visit a party office in Dhanpur which was recently attacked and take stock of the situation.The ruling BJP denied that its cadres were linked with the incident. Party spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said the locals could have expressed their anger against their MLA (Manik Sarkar) for some reasons.last_img read more

Lopez proud to see former teammate Blatche play for Gilas

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBrook Lopez thinks the Philippines is lucky to have Andray Blatche as its naturalized player.“I can’t say enough because I know how much he loves the game and I know how much the Filipino people love the game as well. It’s a natural partnership,” Lopez said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Lopez feels proud seeing how far his former teammate has gone since leaving the NBA with Blatche making a name for himself in the international stage.“It was great to see him be a part of the Gilas team. It’s a great thing and I love seeing him play for this country,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The two spent two years together with the Brooklyn Nets before Blatche opted to go to China and play for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in 2014.That same year, Blatche’s naturalization papers were approved which allowed him to represent the country starting in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLooking back at their two seasons together, Lopez shared that the 6-foot-11 Blatche is just a bundle of joy to be with, imparting character to the team on and off the court.“Playing on the same team with him, he’s such an amazing talent,” he said. “He made things easier for me when we’re on the floor together and he’s such a fun locker room guy. He brings a lot of energy. We call him ‘Dray Live’ and he’s a great guy and a great person to be around.” BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more