On the follow up from WETL, lets look at some of the claims made about Mutations.
Claims from the creation camp on modern evolution;
1. Mutations only remove information rather than add information.
2. Mutations are always negative and would never make the recipient of said mutation more likely to procreate.
3. Mutations are too rare to have any real impact upon a species.
One simple example, Milk. Those of us who are able to drink milk can thank a mutation for this. The cultures who raise herding animals developed the mutation that allows us to digest milk. Since the majority of people in the northern hemisphere have this ability this simple example shows us how a mutation can be beneficial.
Lets compare this mutation with the claims above.
1. Mutations only remove information rather than add information
False. The information added is the ability to process Lactase.
2.Mutations are always negative and would never make the recipient of said mutation more likely to procreate.
False.The mutation is positive giving the species the ability to consume a new food group, which can give the species food and water during times when there is low food sources, say winter time for example.
3.Mutations are too rare to have any real impact upon a species.
False.The majority of humans have this mutation, the largest numbers are in the northern hemisphere. Yet it was only one mutation.
6.No single mutation could possibly give a species any discernible advantage.
False. What is the advantage of a mutation like the ability to metabolize milk after our first few years? A renewable food source, calcium, protean as well as a food source that we are able to turn into a storable food. Say cheese just for one example.
When dealing with false claims it is important for us to take apart each and every claim and show how they can be false and misleading.