Nicholass J. Matzke is Lying Again
Nick just shut up- you are an asshole. Nick spews:
The ID movement has basically been trying to pretend and gene duplication + divergence etc doesn't exist since the moment they adopted the information in DNA = ID argument in the 1980s.It is very telling that Nick the dick doesn't provide a reference for this spewage. That is because it is a lie.
Both IDists and Creationists have known about gene duplications for decades. The argument is how was it determined that gene duplication followed by function altering mutations is a chance event. Nick sure as hell can't say.
The problem for unguided evolution doing that with duplicated genes is highlighted in Waiting for Two Mutations- there just isn't enough time to duplicate and alter all the genes evos say arose that way.
So the problems are they cannot show that gene duplications are chance events- they don't have a methodology for doing so because all they have are bald declarations. They don't have enough time to get a duplicated gene changed and integrated into the system. And unless the duplicates are in the developmental genes, it has no way to change the organism in the ways evolutionism requires.
Common design explains the appearance of duplicated genes in different types of species. We have actual experience taking parts from one machine and slightly modified it for a similar use in another. We have also taken a part and used it in different applications without modifying the part.