#5 Biology has now Reached the Bedrock

It is manifestly clear that evolution does occur.  Hundreds if not thousands of examples have been documented.  But the operation of evolution, the way it works, actually indicates that complexity precedes loss of complexity; fully developed parts precede reduction of parts; and function precedes dysfunction. 

Biology has now reached the bedrock which is the genetic system itself and how it brings about development in different organisms.  Examples of modification can be documented down to the last DNA detail, and what they show is that mutation has switched off certain genes or the regulatory elements that control them in each case.

The idea that was becoming clear in my mind was that evolution presupposes creation.  The original basic types were created with fully functional genomes and whole functional organs.  These basic types have evolved in many ways and to very high degrees.  While evolution has produced a great diversity of species here on Earth, creation was at the origin of complex life.

The exploration of this subject became the fire of my soul.

#3 Genetics is the Key

My first love was science, especially biology – from my earliest years.

In 1992 when I was 31 and by this time living in Chile something came to my attention that needed sorting out.  The upshot was that I decided that I would apply myself to discover through learning about scientific facts, what part divine creation and what part evolution played in the coming into being of life.

This became my passion and my life’s work.  It was as if I had found the spring of life that never runs dry – because inspiration welled up day after day and has not stopped.

An inner voice told me to start with genetics.  So I started studying genetics by reading scientific journals and buying textbooks in Cambridge when I went back to England to visit.

My studies soon showed me that random mutations to DNA could switch off the expression of genes.  I learnt that the non-expression of genes often underpins modifications in plants and animals. I knew than that I had the key to scientific understanding.