“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
“That’s evolution for you!” That’s what Dr. Rick Fairhurst, malaria researcher at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said when talking about malaria parasites that are becoming resistant to drugs that had been effective at fighting the deadly disease.
The World Health Organization estimates there were 207 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2012, killing 627,000 people, most of them children under age five. Science News laments that there is no approved vaccine against the protozoan malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquitoes and causes fever, chills, convulsions and more severe symptoms.
The whole point of the article is that “the history of malaria treatment is peppered with drugs to which the parasite has become resistant.” But as Creation Moments has pointed out many times in the past, drug-resistant bacteria didn’t get that way through evolution. Drug-resistant bacteria represent a loss of information. It would be like saying that you have evolved resistance to tennis elbow because you lost both of your arms in a car accident.
To evolutionists, though, everything is an example of evolution. This is nothing but shoddy thinking resulting from what they already believe to be true. It is the same kind of bad thinking that led to the banning of DDT, a harmless pesticide that kills parasite-carrying mosquitoes. DDT could have prevented the deaths of millions. It is no less tragic when scientists say “That’s evolution for you!” when it has absolutely nothing to do with evolution!
Heavenly Father, while science has given us DDT, environmental activists have taken it away. I pray that world leaders will realize that human life is of infinitely more worth than imagined threats to our environment. Amen.
“Resistance to key malaria drug spreads”, Science News,7-31-14. Photo: Walls of a bathroom on the shores of Lake Victoria, Tanzania, that have been sprayed with DDT. Courtesy of Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.