DNA Code Barrier
Inside of every one of your cells is the blueprint of who you are. You have inherited all of your characteristics from your parents including your ability to have children (if your parents could not have children, you won't be able to either). This information is passed down through DNA. If you and your spouse were able to have children every day for the rest of your lives, you would never have two children the same, because every one of your germ cells have different traits imprinted into each cell.
Even though every germ cell is different, no new information is ever added. Some information is recessive and some is dominant, but all the information needed to make you, and all future generations, is contained in every germ cell. Sometimes this information gets shifted around by a coping error. This is called a mutation. Almost all mutations are harmful, and they never result in new, more complex, information. For one kind of animal to turn into another kind of animal it would require billions of beneficial mutations. Not only has this never been observed, but it cannot happen because of the error checking mechanisms built in to every cell.
Darwin experimented with birds, and lots of scientists today have spent decades doing observational science by breeding fruit flies, and other kinds of animals. Yet all the results have shown that it is not possible to break the DNA code barrier and create a new kind of animal.
After breading fruit flies for over 100 years:
Some get larger,
Some get smaller,
Some get weaker,
Some get stronger,
Some change color,
But all are still fruit flies.
The typical size of a fruit fly is 1/8 inch and you may get a fly as large as 1/4 inch but you will never get one that is the size of a horse. This is because the DNA code barrier prevents anything more than superficial changes. Even if you did get a 1/4 inch fruit fly and left it in its natural environment the population will revert back to its normal size within a few generations. Un-natural selection (human intervention) can accentuate many different characteristics, but that selection is limited to the genetic information that already exists. If your DNA does not contain the information to create feathers, then you and all of your descendants will never have feathers. No amount of selection can create new genetic information.
Mutations frequently occur in DNA; however, they never add new, more complex information. In the beginning God created DNA “very good”, and very complex. If DNA were only an instruction manual on how to build proteins, then a mutation to the one sentence of DNA would only affect one specific protein. However DNA has many overlapping chapters of information, and a single mutation can affect multiple functions on multiple levels.
Below are examples of the advanced complexity found in the way that DNA stores information:
Palindrome - DNA can be read backwards and forwards:
NEVER ODD OR EVEN
Anagram - The reversed information in DNA serves a different function than the original message:
DESSERTS ↔ STRESSED
Overlapping - DNA also contains segments of overlapping information:
I LIKE CHOCOLATER THAT EVENING
Alternate Splicing - Pulling out sections of the above sentence can produce another instruction:
I LIKE HER HAT
Embedded Information - A string of DNA that contains multiple instructions can also contain another message in every n'th letter:
CAN YOU SHOW MIKE OLSON CHECKS FROM OLIVER'S LABELED FAX AND SET IT ON HERBS DESK - Every 9th letter → CHOCLATE
Encrypted Message - Additional DNA instructions can be produced by applying a encryption key to an existing instruction. Different keys can produce different instructions:
YLON ON HX ZXBUPQYZW VZNNHHZ → THIS IS AN ENCRYPTED MESSAGE
Those who believe in evolution say there is no evidence of intelligence in nature; however, no human (or computer program written by a human) could write a set of usable instructions containing several of these information storage methods at the same time. The complexity that scientists are finding in DNA confirm the biblical account of an incredible Creator.