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with Kevin Conover

Evolution: Genetically Impossible – Dr. Jeffrey Tompkins

Aug 4, 2015 | Podcast

Scientific advancement is making it harder and harder to believe in evolution.  Kevin’s guest this week is Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins, Research Associate in the field of Genetics at the Institute for Creation Research.  Dr. Tomkins is a living refutation of a common evolutionary claim, which…

Scientific advancement is making it harder and harder to believe in evolution.  Kevin’s guest this week is Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins, Research Associate in the field of Genetics at the Institute for Creation Research.  Dr. Tomkins is a living refutation of a common evolutionary claim, which states that the only reason anyone believes Creationism is because they were raised in it by their parents.  Dr. Tomkins was in fact indoctrinated from a young age—but into evolution, not creation.  He became a born-again Christian while in college, and realized he would have to reconcile his spiritual beliefs with his scientific ones.  After recognizing quickly that attempts to reconcile biblical teachings with evolution are futile, he read Scientific Creationism by Dr. Henry Morris and saw how well it harmonized scientific findings with the Bible.  As Dr. Tomkins continued his academic career (going on to earn a Ph.D. in genetics), everything he learned confirmed his biblical beliefs rather than contradicting them.  In 2009 he joined up with ICR, one of the world’s foremost Creationist research organizations.

Kevin and Dr. Tomkins discuss evidence from the field of genetics that supports belief in God and the Bible.  This includes “mitochondrial Eve,” the female ancestor to modern humans implied by mitochondrial DNA, who is thought to have lived only 5-7,000 years ago.  Similarly, studies of the protein-coding “exome regions” of the human genome have provided a timeframe of only about 5-10,000 years.  Ultimately, as the field of genetics advances scientists are realizing that a) the human genome is unfathomably complex, b) it is continually deteriorating rather than improving, and c) there is no possible unintelligent evolutionary mechanism that can explain its origin.  This branch of biology provides even more reason to believe that God, not evolution, is our Creator.

“The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.”  —Genesis 3:20

This episode first aired on August 2nd, 2015.

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