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If darwin had known about dna

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    The Darwinism That Developed in a Climate of Ignorance

    Too small to be seen with the naked eye, DNA serves as the data bank of our cells. Information about all the living things around you is concealed within this miniaturized data bank inside every cell of every organism. All the structural characteristics of a rose, an orange, a sparrow, a tiger or a human being are present in the nuclei of the cells that comprise these organisms. Look at your hand that is holding this book. These data stores exist in the nucleus of every single one of the cells that compose that hand.

    These DNA molecules are invisible to the naked eye but in terms of their contents and data-storage capacity, they are equal to a library consisting of tens of thousands of books. As you observe the miraculous aspects of DNA, which we can be seen only by magnifying it thousands of times, you will also appreciate how such this minute essential component of life places the theory of evolution in an insuperable quandary. Examining the details of this extraordinary structure will give you the opportunity to ponder the infinite might, incomparable knowledge, scope and dominion of our Lord, Allah (God) and the universe He has created.

    However, at the time when Darwin launched his theory, the level of science was extremely backward. Not even the basic structure of the cell had been revealed, let alone the discovery of the helix structure and data capacity of the DNA molecule, which James Watson and Francis Crick revealed nearly 100 years after the publication of Darwin's book The Origin of Species. Darwin had no means of foreseeing the advances that molecular biology would subsequently make. Clearly, his theory of evolution built on fundamentally flawed knowledge and hypotheses cannot account for the existence of a structure like DNA, which amazes scientists.

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    Its quite amazing that the theory still stands up to modern science, its one of those truly rare discoveries.
     
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    Rather than debunking evolution, the write hapharzardly jump all over the place without having a credible argument.

    Evolution is based on heredity, mutations and natural selection. Of those, heredity and mutations are based on DNA and natural selection is a common sense concept.

    I fail to see where the writer is failing Darwin.If anything, the discovery of DNA should make Darwin's theory of evolution stronger, not weaker and should establish Darwin as somebody who was years ahead of his time, anticipating DNA and it's features way before it's discovery.
     
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    ...In order to find a solution, Darwinists advanced the "Modern Synthetic Theory", or as it is more commonly known, Neo-Darwinism, at the end of the 1930's. Neo-Darwinism added mutations, which are distortions formed in the genes of living beings because of external factors such as radiation or replication errors, as the "cause of favourable variations" in addition to natural mutation...
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    Neo-Darwinism and Mutations
     
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    I have here the book "On the Origin of Species, 6th Edition " published 1872.

    On page 180, the beginning of Chapter 7 "Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection" Darwin wrote "

    Unlike what you are trying to spin, Darwin was familiar with the concept of mutations

    Again on page 294 he wrote

    On page 298 he wrote on the subject

    page 311

    Page 319

    Page 335

    Page 419

    Page 433-434
    So come again, are you saying this guy did not know about mutations? Is that how you spin this? You think people have not read "On The Origin of Species"?
     
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