ALMOST two weeks ago, when we wrote Meet Your Ancestor — The Sponge, we didn’t realize that we had stumbled upon a major piece of evidence for creationism. Now we know better.
The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom, has realized the truth. Our corrected understanding comes from their new article: Are Sea Sponges Mostly Human? Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
For decades, zoology textbooks have described sponges as the simplest form of life that could still be called an “animal.” Therefore, they have also been considered to represent the assumed common ancestor of all animals, from insects and squids to birds and humans.
Well, maybe the simplest multi-celled animal, but we won’t quibble. Let’s read on:
But this DNA comparison, published in the journal Nature, not only found extensive similarities across gene families, but also very similar gene layouts. Sponges have “more than 90 percent of all the genes associated with human diseases,” according to Australian biologist Bernard Degnan, who led the study team.
Yes, that’s what we wrote about earlier. To us — and to everyone else who understands evolution — it was evidence of common ancestry. The ICR creationists have a deeper insight. We continue:
But despite the findings and subsequent admission that sponges can no longer be called “simple,” Degnan called them “simple” three times in the same press release. Clearly, evolutionary indoctrination is so entrenched that affected researchers cannot abandon the standard language, even while trying to explain contradictory evidence.
Huh? Well, never mind that. Here’s more:
In order to form an animal, even one as “simple” as a sponge, an entire host of specified genes and cell parts are needed.
Aaaargh!! It’s specified complexity. How could we have been so blind? Moving along:
If anything, what this international team of researchers discovered was that animals occur as all-or-nothing entities, where the “all” encompasses a very long list of integrated items. Indeed, complicated genes and the precise cell features that they encode clearly show the leap of faith necessary to believe that, without a Creator, a single-cell ancestor took an evolutionary “jump” to become the first fully-fledged animal.
Yes — the evolutionist’s foolish faith in the all-or-nothing appearance of creatures. Here’s the article’s conclusion:
Sponges and humans share so many genes not because they share an evolutionary history, but because they share the same Designer.
Verily, no one can deny it.
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