Bubonic Plague, A Problem for Evolutioists

Bubonic Plague, A Problem for Evolutioists

Psalm 38:7

“For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.”

Want to ruffle the feathers of an evolutionist? Just remind him that mutations are harmful. Yes, there are many mutations that are neutral, but beneficial mutations are only a figment of the evolutionist’s imagination. The truth is that mutations typically bring about deformities and death. Such is the case with the tiny mutation that changed a harmless organism found in the intestines of humans and animals into a bacteria that resulted in the bubonic plague.

I am talking about the genetic alteration of the Yersinia pestis bacterium. Research conducted at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has discovered that a single, tiny genetic change fundamentally altered the bacterium into a killer that took the lives of more than 75 million people in 14th century Europe.

In this case, the mutation caused what is known as the “black death.” In other cases, mutations cause cancer and a host of other deadly diseases. Think about it. Why would dentists cover your body with lead shielding when you get dental x-rays if the radiation might bring about a beneficial mutation?

As this new research makes clear, mutations are harmful and can even bring about the death of millions. Neither do mutations lead to new species. If anything, they lead to the extinction of species. Despite the evidence, evolutionists persist in claiming that mutations plus natural selection over millions of years add up to all forms of life on our planet. However, the lack of beneficial mutations is the kiss of death to evolution.

“Tiny genetic shift led to ‘The Black Death’ and worse,” Digital Journal | Science. “Early emergence of Yersinia pestis as a severe respiratory pathogen,” Nature Communications, 6/30/15.

About Darrel Hicks

J. Darrel Hicks, B.A., is the author of Wiley Publishing's "Infection Prevention For Dummies", and is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in infection control. Darrel Hicks is also the Past President of the IEHA and is an active member in AHE where he holds the designation of CHESP. View all posts by Darrel Hicks

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