(Addressing the upcoming "International Darwin Day," to take place February 12, 2016).
by Dr. J.C. Sanford, Courtesy Associate Professor, Cornell University; President of FMS Foundation. Chapter Director for Ratio Christi at Geneseo State University of New York
A very significant scientific paper was recently published in the journal Theoretical Biology and Medical Modeling. This paper is entitled; “The Waiting Time Problem in a Model Hominin Population,” and was authored by my colleagues and myself. It was one of the journal’s most highly accessed articles. The article demonstrates that it takes an enormously long time to establish even the simplest “genetic word” (string of genetic letters) within a genome. It turns out that there is simply not enough time for any meaningful Darwinian evolution to happen.
Historically, Darwin-defenders have argued that time is their hero. They have claimed that given enough time, any evolutionary scenario is feasible. They have consistently maintained that given millions of years, any amount of new information can arise by the Darwinian process of mutation/selection.
Careful analysis of what is required to establish even a single genetic word within an organism’s genome proves just the opposite. In a pre-human population, even given tens of millions of years, there is not enough time to create the genetic equivalent of a simple word. Even given 100 billion years (much more than the age of the universe), there is not enough time to establish the genetic equivalent of a simple sentence. This profound problem is lethal to Darwinian theory.