*Royal Truman, PhD: RSR hosts Fred Williams & Doug McBurney welcome Dr. Royal Truman to discuss creation, biology, information science and more! Royal is fluent in five languages and received bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and computer science from SUNY Buffalo, an M.B.A from the University of Michigan, his PhD in organic chemistry from Michigan State, with post-graduate studies in bioinformatics at the universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg in Germany. Royal believes the God of Abraham created the universe, and that His Son Jesus Christ is the savior of the world.
*Thomas Schneider’s Ev: The Punchline: Many evolutionists refer to the work of Thomas Schneider and his Ev program’s “proof” that useful information can arise without a creator. Dive into Dr. Truman’s refutation of Dr, Schneider’s alleged proof that new biological information can arise naturalistically.
*Where did the evolutionists go wrong?
- In simulations they assume that if random mutations changed a protein and / or DNA patterns so that in rare cases they facilitated binding at 1 site this would automatically be selected for! They have this backward. Natural selection would act against finding new binding sites during the non-functional generations.
- First, statistically virtually all random bindings would be in the wrong places. This messes up the system, creates errors, and wastes resources since proteins could otherwise be used for something useful.
- Therefore, the competing organisms missing this junk would be better off. Being more fit they would out-populate those doing wasteful nonsense.
- Correct binding location per se does nothing. If a codon would attach to the right part of the tRNA (the anti-codon region, very unlikely) nothing would happen.
✓ Binding sites need a whole complex machinery to process the code represented by the binding site. Like ribosomes. Or DNA polymerases in the case of genes.
✓ After a transcription factor attaches to a DNA region, it recruits many of exactly the right partner proteins to perform a function.
✓ Often binding sites need to be carefully prepared. Enzymes edit them. Like tRNAs. Otherwise, the 3-nucleotide anti-codon region would not be recognized.
- New binding sites require new nanomachines which means more DNA (new genes) and more protein.
✓ This slows down the replication time of cells, costs time, energy and material. If a new binding site could arise through random mutations after millions of years, those cells would have long since gotten rid of what was significantly deleterious.
- Natural selection would work against creating even one new kind of binding site!
*The Business of Science: Dr. Truman encourages Christians who have a passion for the sciences to pursue those passions faithfully! Industry needs, (and will hire) scientists who pursue the truth, (even aside from the espousing of the evolutionary worldview).
*Chemistry & Computer Science: Hear how a knowledge of information science, in addition to chemistry is essential to understanding and unlocking the potential of binding sites, and why the information involved could not have arisen naturalistically.