|Has The HIV Virus Demonstrated Evolution In Any Way?|
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Has the HIV Virus Demonstrated Evolution In Any Way?
No! Many false claims have been made. Here are the facts.
#1 If we had an example of new information being added by a random mutation, by random chance (though we do not have any example of new information being added by random chance, neither in HIV nor anywhere else), we would not have any evidence that evolution ever took place causing one kind of plant or animal to become another kind of plant or animal. If there were such an example, which there is not, in HIV or anywhere, then we would have shown that such addition of new information could possibly happen, (though present observation implies that it is absolutely impossible, but, if an example were to be be found, which it has not, then such an observation (which is only imagined at present) would only show that such a thing would be possible. (Read the latest science on the subject: Without Excuse by Werner Gitt, a description of the scientific Laws of Universal Information. See also: Information Theory Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Here is another interesting article.) More is constantly being learned about information and about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Evolutionists tend to hide in the weeds of the unknown with an argument from ignorance: "If you can't prove, by empirical science, that evolution is impossible, then it happened." By empirical science alone, we can only prove probabilities. The probabilities show the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man story to be a bazaar hypothesis, a story that is so improbable that it should not be considered. However, empirical science is not a tool that can prove anything to be true or false absolutely. For absolute proof, we have revelation. (See Basic and Concise Guide to Practical, Useful Logic and Reasoning). God says that He created everything. He is the One Who enforces the laws of nature. He is the One Who will judge all of us in the end. We know that because we know Him presonally through the indwelling Presence of Jesus Christ and the moment-by-moment instruction of the Holy Spirit.
"Viruses can have no evolutionary relationship to any other form, and so whatever may have happened to say, the AIDS virus, has no relevance to the supposed history of truly living organisms in any case. An apparently major effect is probably caused by only a horizontal or even a negative change in informational content, and therefore does not relate to the sort of evolution postulated generally. It certainly does not involve any increase in functional complexity.... Long after this article was published, the PBS/SBS Evolution series used HIV/AIDS as 'proof' of evolution. Yet the new data has done nothing to make the principles in this article obsolete. Rather, in one case, HIV resistance to drugs was clearly caused by a deleterious mutation, as shown by their inability to cope with the 'wild' type when the drugs were removed; and immunity to AIDS can be conferred by a mutation that causes loss of certain receptors on the immune cells preventing the HIV from docking on them." ~ Creation.com
The one-sided PBS series "Evolution" offered no space for scientific criticisms of Evolutionism, giving the impression that the only objection to Evolutionism is religious. PBS also ignored the Atheistic religious pseudo-faith of several people involved in the series. They use the common tactics of Evolutionism, including strawman arguments supposedly coming from those who believe the historical account of the Bible. Regarding the episode on HIV resistance to drugs: "This episode claims that Darwin didn't really see evolution in action, but now we do... First, we see the equivocation... Second, in Episode 4, it's made clear that the related phenomenon of antibiotic resistance in bacteria took the medical community by surprise--this means that it wasn't a prediction of evolution... Third, they fail to demonstrate that new information is involved, and the next segment shows that the opposite is true." (Read More)
#2 A beneficial mutation and a mutation that adds information is not the same thing. Evolutionists often confuse people by saying that a beneficial mutation is evolution. It is not. If moths on a small windy island are blown out to sea when they fly, then a mutant moth without wings will live to pass the mutation to new generations. The mutant moths, that have lost information, have a distinct advantage on this windy island and will naturally tend to survive better than normal moths. This is not the addition of information. The same thing happens among bacteria who become resistant. We call them super-bugs, but they are mutant bugs with less information in their gene pool due to the second law of thermodynamics.
#3 No HIV virus has increase information by random chance. It has not happened. True Many articles have been written to claim that it has happened. It has not happened. Evolutionism maintains itself on lies, creative stories, loopy logic, and insanity. This creative HIV story is just one more example of the zeal of the Evolutionism religion.
Evolution has a troubling information problem. Without the creation of new information, evolution is impossible. Evolutionists are hungry for some evidence that would show that information could be added by natural processes, perhaps, by mutation, but the changes always go the wrong way to a loss of information.
The Evolutionists will tell you a half truth about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The Evolutionists will tell the half truth: "The Second Law of Thermodynamics only applies to isolated systems, so it's not relevant to evolution, because the Earth is an open system." This is a clever lie. Here is the part of the truth that they are withholding: the Second Law of Thermodynamics was derived using theoretical isolated systems, but it applies to all systems, and can only be overcome locally and temporarily in open systems when stringent conditions are met. Not only that, but we are not talking about the Earth. The Earth is just a subsystem of a much larger system called the Universe. The Universe is an isolated system. Evolutionists claim that Evolution took place in this isolated system, but the Second Law of Thermodynamics tells us that their story is a myth.
Last updated: Jun, 2013
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