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ANCIENT CAVE BUGS RESIST ANTIBIOTICS

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...samples from biofilms (mats of bacteria) growing on the cave walls that had never been touched by humans. A research team lead by Gerry Wright of McMaster University then cultured the bacteria in their laboratory and tested as many as they could for antibiotic resistance. They tested 93 kinds of bacteria with a barrage of modern-day antibiotics and found most of them could resist three or four classes of antibiotics. Three of them could fight off 14 different antibiotics, including semi-syntheti...   Click here for more...

ANSWER TO ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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ANSWER TO ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE may involve "blinding" a protein named BlaR1 according to New Scientist, 17 Mar 2001, p19. Resistant strains of Staphylococus aureus, a notoriously nasty bacterium otherwise known as golden staph, are able to deactivate antibiotics with an enzyme that breaks them up, but they don’t make the enzyme all the time, only when antibiotics are around. In the absence of antibiotics a protein named BlaI turns off the gene that makes the enzyme. Another protein named BlaR1 ...   Click here for more...

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IS ANCIENT

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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IS ANCIENT, according to articles in Nature doi:10.1038/nature10388 and ScienceNOW 31 August 2011, and ABC News in Science 1 September 2011. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are often presented as evidence for evolution, especially as some of the tougher hospital “superbugs” are resistant to modern day man-made antibiotics. A group of Canadian researchers have analysed bacterial DNA from samples obtained from deeply buried frozen soil, dated at 30,000 years, from the...   Click here for more...

BEWARE OF ALEXANDER

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...s 1, in which God tells us why he made the lights in the sky, but is otherwise a plain narrative of what God did and in what order, with no comment on why God did anything. Alexander defends evolution with the peppered moth, sickle cell anaemia, and antibiotic resistance in "superbugs" and makes the usual evolutionists' assertion that "virtually no biologist in the research community actually doubts evolution." Alexander really gets carried away with his efforts to fit Scripture into evolution b...   Click here for more...

CAMBRIDGE PLANS DARWIN FESTIVAL

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...already existing living things, not bring them into existence. Selection, whether natural or unnatural, does not explain the origin of anything. Neither is the theory any use for modern medicine. Explaining the spread of bird flu or development of antibiotic resistance in MRSA (a bacterium) does not need a theory that says microbes turned into people, when all that is happening is that viruses and bacteria give rise to varieties of the same viruses and bacteria. It is because of such events t...   Click here for more...

CHURCH MAGAZINE JOINS WITH HUMANISTS FOR DARWIN EXHIBITION

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...ummed it up at the end of his book as the “war of nature” and he eventually turned away from the Christian faith because he could not reconcile a good God with such a bad process.
The museum curator’s comments about needing evolution to explain antibiotic resistance in bacteria are a perpetuation of a lie that started with Darwin. Darwin convinced people that natural selection is the same as the origin of new species, and because natural (and unnatural) selection can be observed, the origin...   Click here for more...

COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONDEMNS CREATIONISM

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COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONDEMNS CREATIONISM, according to a Press Release and Resolution 1580 (2007) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, 4 Oct 2007 and also reported in Nature News and Nature vol 449, p649, 10 Oct 2007. The Council of Europe is an intergovernmental assembly representing many nations of Europe that does not make laws for European nations, but governments of member nations are encouraged to use its recommendations when drafting legislation. The Council is responsib...   Click here for more...

CREATIONISM IS JUNK MEDICINE

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...wo weeks later, a similar article was published as an editorial entitled "Medicine Needs Evolution" in Science, vol. 311, p1071, 24 Feb 2006. The Science editors claim evolution is "the vibrant foundation for all biology" and also use the example of antibiotic resistance and sickle cell anaemia, but they also claim that evolution explains the increase in breast cancer, infertility and miscarriages. They then call for changes to the teaching of medicine to include evolution. They are: "First, inc...   Click here for more...

DARWIN WAS WRONG ABOUT TREE OF LIFE

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...raw a tree, and modern biologists a web, is that all life MUST be physically connected. Therefore, they have to come up with theories that move genes around in ways that have not actually been observed. Bacteria can exchange genes – this is one way antibiotic resistance is rapidly spread, but this has not been observed to turn them into different kinds of bacteria, so no evolution has been observed. Endosymbiosis has not been seen to occur. It is only invoked because scientists cannot come up w...   Click here for more...

DARWINIAN SELECTION IN JAPANESE GUTS

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ED. COM. This may be Darwinian selection, but it is not Darwinian evolution. The sushi digesting bacteria did not get the genes by evolution, but by a well known process of bacterial gene sharing. This is the same process that enables antibiotic resistance to spread so rapidly amongst bacteria, and seems to be a built-in process that enables bacteria to adapt to their environment. Whilst sharing antibiotic resistance genes is a bad thing for people suffering bacterial diseases and...   Click here for more...

EVOLUTION OCCURS BEFORE OUR EYES

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... evolution. All that has happened in each case listed is that some members of a population of varied individuals have been removed, leaving the rest to reproduce. Therefore, the already pre-existing characteristics of the remaining individuals, e.g. antibiotic resistance or small horns, have become the dominant features in succeeding generations. The gene pool has been reduced, which is the opposite of evolution, but fits Genesis, which describes how the world has changed from a lush and plentif...   Click here for more...

FOWL FOOD SPREADS RESISTANCE

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...icals used in medicine, but crude preparations that contain bacterial fragments, including intact pieces of DNA. Karen Lu and colleagues have studied Avoparcin, a feed supplement antibiotic, and found it contained intact copies of a cluster of three antibiotic resistance genes similar to those that confer resistance to Vancomycin, a medical antibiotic used as a last resort in treating multi-resistant ‘superbugs’. Recent research, described in Nature Reviews Microbiology, Mar 2004 has shown that ...   Click here for more...

FOWL FOOD SPREADS RESISTANCE

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...icals used in medicine, but crude preparations that contain bacterial fragments, including intact pieces of DNA. Karen Lu and colleagues have studied avoparcin, a feed supplement antibiotic, and found it contained intact copies of a cluster of three antibiotic resistance genes similar to those that confer resistance to Vancomycin, a medical antibiotic used as a last resort in treating multi-resistant "superbugs". Recent research, described in Nature Reviews Microbiology, Mar 2004 has shown that ...   Click here for more...

GUT BACTERIA PLOT RESISTANCE

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...RESISTANCE according to microbiologists at University of Illinois Urbana, as reported in Nature Science Update 2 Mar 2001 (www.nature.com/nsu). They studied bacteria that only live inside the human digestive system and found they contained genes for antibiotic resistance. They would have gained these by swapping genes with already resistant bacteria found in food. This process would help explain the rapid spread of antibiotic resistance. ED. COM. Antibiotic resistance is often used as evidenc...   Click here for more...

RATS - IT’S WAR!

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RATS - IT’S WAR! Evolutionists claim the increasing resistance of pests such as rats to chemical killers over the last few decades is an example of evolution occurring before our eyes. Not so, says the inventor of a new rat poison, in New Scientist (New Scientist 3/7/1999, p7) who claims that the common component of rat baits, the chemical warfarin, is broken down by bacteria in the rats’ stomachs before it can be absorbed by the rats. Therefore mixing antibiotics in the poison should kill the b...   Click here for more...

RESISTANCE GENES PRE-DATE ANTIBIOTICS

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RESISTANCE GENES PRE-DATE ANTIBIOTICS by "millions of years" according to a report in ScienceNOW 25 Sep 2002. One reason antibiotic resistance spreads so rapidly is that bacteria carry resistance genes on small loops of DNA called plasmids, which they can pass to other bacteria. Many evolutionists have claimed that resistance genes moved from the main chromosome in bacteria onto plasmids in response to humans using antibiotics. Molecular evolutionists at University of Rochester, New York stud...   Click here for more...

SOIL SUPERBUGS FOUND

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...tic chemicals as well as naturally occurring substances, so many of bacteria were resistant to chemicals they could not have met before. Because bacteria are known to be able to share genes, medical scientists fear that genes from this vast pool of antibiotic resistance in the soil may move into disease causing bacteria, such a "Staphylococcus aureus" ("golden staph"). Scientists believe that Vancomycin resistance in disease causing bacteria may have come from genes passed on from soil dwellin...   Click here for more...

  
 

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