By David Gee
Dear Mr Atheist,
Just a few questions for you from an “untrained” theist. I see that you and many other evolutionary minded folk have quickly claimed that E.coli have evolved before the eyes of scientists. I would like to have a few points clarified by you if that is OK.
Firstly, isn't an increase in genetic information required for evolution to be “proved” in the experimental setting? If you are therefore claiming that E.coli using citrate as an energy source is entirely new information, mustn't it mean that this was never possible before?
Please tell me if citrate is a substrate found in the TCA cycle (or citric acid cycle)? Also is this cycle the main method of all aerobic organisms (which includes E.coli I believe) to produce energy from various substrates?
On the topic of citrate, could you please tell me if E.coli facultatively use citrate in an anaerobic (low oxygen) setting? Do E.coli have all the necessary mechanisms to use and utilise citrate but will only transport it through their cell walls in certain settings (such as an anaerobic one)? If this is the case, then has E.coli truly “become” able to use citrate?
Is it possible that this is yet another example of point mutation in an organism to modify already present methods of operation? Is it also possible that this experiment's results are yet another example of good press for bad scientific conclusions?
Are you possibly just clinging to another poor excuse of a support for a dying theory? Have you perhaps overstretched your assumption that the world is all chance and no design? Are you betraying just a little of your unrighteous and unjustified bias that there is no God by forcing science to be your unwilling ally? Are you not merely running from what you know? (That you are responsible to God who made you, the absolute law giver who determines absolute right and wrong).
Don't you a mortal man stand this very moment on a flimsy perch over the fiery judgement for your rebellious unbelief and sins? That said though, aren't you and all atheist offered freely the gift of eternal life and peace with God if you will abandon your sin and trust in Jesus; in His work of atoning death and glorious resurrection?
Well that's all my questions for now, I would love to know your thoughts. Please be honest and consider carefully your response, I would hate to see you make a monkey of yourself.
Think on it, God Bless,
P.S. If you do the research I think you will find the answer to all the above is “yes”!
David Gee BVSc MRCVS