The Human Race Is Dying: DNA Degeneration Would Eventually Lead To The Total Extinction Of Humanity

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The human race is dying.  It certainly won’t happen this year or even this decade, but the steady degeneration of human DNA would eventually lead to the total extinction of humanity given enough time.  The reason that we are heading toward extinction is the increasing number of mutations that are being passed down from generation to generation.  According to Dr. John Sanford of Cornell University, every one of us already carries tens of thousands of harmful mutations, and each of us will pass on approximately 100 new mutations to future generations.  Humanity is degenerating at an accelerating pace, and at some point the number of mutations will become so great that we will no longer be able to produce viable offspring.  This is not going to happen in the immediate future, but already signs of DNA degeneration are all around us.  Despite all of our advanced technology, genetically-related diseases are absolutely exploding.  Our bodies are weak and frail, and with each passing generation it is getting even worse.

Most people don’t understand this.  Most average people on the street just assume that the human race will be able to go on indefinitely.

But the geneticists that carefully study these things understand this stuff.  Each generation is successively becoming more “mutant”, and if given a long enough period of time it would mean our end.  Dr. Sanford puts it this way…

“We are a perishing people living in a dying world.”

In school and in the movies, we are taught that mutants are “cool” and that mutations can be a very good thing.  But that simply is not solid science.  The following is how Alex Williams describes the incredibly damaging role that mutations play in our biology…

However, directly contradicting mutation’s central role in life’s diversity, we have seen growing experimental evidence that mutations destroy life. In medical circles, mutations are universally regarded as deleterious. They are a fundamental cause of ageing, cancer and infectious diseases.

Even among evolutionary apologists who search for examples of mutations that are beneficial, the best they can do is to cite damaging mutations that have beneficial side effects (e.g. sickle-cell trait, a 32-base-pair deletion in a human chromosome that confers HIV resistance to homozygotes and delays AIDS onset in heterozygotes, CCR5–delta32 mutation, animal melanism, and stickleback pelvic spine suppression). Such results are not at all surprising in the light of the discovery that DNA undergoes up to a million damage and repair events per cell per day.

So no, we are not going to “evolve” into bigger and better creatures.  Instead, the human race is steadily breaking down and our time is running out.

In essence, the blueprint of human life is being systematically destroyed, and there is not a thing we can do to even significantly slow it down.  The following is from a paper by Gerald H. McKibben and Everett C. McKibben

Geneticists have long worried about the impact of mutations on the human population, and that at a rate of one deleterious mutation per person per generation, genetic deterioration would result. Earlier reports were based on estimates of mutation rates considerable lower than what we now know to be the case. Findings going back to 2002 show that the human mutation rate is at least 100 mistakes (misspellings) per person per generation. Some scientists believe the rate is closer to 300.

Even a rate of 100 has profound implications, and the mutation rate is itself increasing. Furthermore, most, if not all, mutations in the human genome must be deleterious.  “And nothing can reverse the damage that has been done during our own generation, even if further mutations could be stopped.” (P. 40). It would appear that the process is an irreversible downward spiral that will end in “mutational meltdown”.

So how long do we have until “mutational meltdown”?

Well, according to McKibben and McKibben, Dr. Sanford estimates that the human race has a total lifespan of approximately 6,000 years…

The author cites research showing that the human race is currently degenerating at 1 – 2 % per generation due to accumulation of mutations. At a 1% decline in fitness per generation, there is a sharp reduction in fitness after 300 generations (about 6,000 years). One of the most interesting revelations in Genetic Entropy is Dr. Sanford’s and other workers’ analysis of the Biblical account of life expectancies. In a statistical regression analysis of declining life spans since Noah (lived 950 years), after 32 centuries since Noah the life expectancy has declined to about 70. The remarkable aspect is that this curve, which shows a sharp drop-off after Noah and a more gradual decline about 1,000 years ago, is that it is very similar to theoretical curves presented by other researchers that show genetic degeneration. Either Moses faithfully recorded the events (and ages) recorded in Genesis, or he was a skilled statistician who made up data with a remarkable fit to an exponential curve!

Other scientists put the lifespan of the human race significantly higher, but without a doubt there is a growing awareness in the scientific community that the human race is slowly heading toward extinction.

This is how Alex Williams puts it…

“Like rust eating away the steel in a bridge, mutations are eating away our genomes and there is nothing we can do to stop them.”

Dr. Sanford makes the same point a little bit more eloquently…

“The extinction on the human genome appears to be just as certain and deterministic as the extinction of stars, the death of organisms, and the heat death of the universe.”

For more on this, check out the excerpt from a video interview with Dr. Sanford posted below…

So what do you think?

Is time running out for the human race or do we have plenty of time left?

Please feel free to share what you think by posting a comment below…

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on

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  • 11Hotel

    Not sure what kind of Christian the author is, but as with the article on the Sun’s demise, this doesn’t really matter as God’s plan for the future is already laid out in Scripture. In this regard, it is infinitely better to be concerned with your eternal destiny…

    • Hammerstrike

      You are an “atheist” troll.

    • Jt

      And there you go ahead and hit the nail on the head as to my biggest problem with religion. Here you are, facing the potential EXTINCTION OF HUMANITY, and you say “Well, it doesn’t matter, surely it’s just part of God’s plan”. Ever think God’s plan might be for us to get up off our ass and do something about it, and stop being dogmatic good for nothing whiners who do nothing but complain about how other people live their life?

      • reve888

        I admire your determination to stop mankind’s demise, but it is in vain. Ecclesiastes 7:13-18 “Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked?”

        God already has a plan, and you won’t be able to change it or undue it. No one who believes in God would even worry about the death of man anyway, because God has promised that he will redeem from death those who place their trust in him through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. Anyone who believes in Christ doesn’t need to worry about death.

        Instead of trying to stop death and the decay of mankind, which is impossible, we need to use our knowledge of genetics and medicine to try to prevent suffering in this world. We might be able to temporarily win some battles (reducing suffering) but we won’t win the war. Only Christ can do that, and he already has.

        Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them ”

        Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

        John 5:24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”

        2 Timothy 1:10 “but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

        2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

        I Corinthians 15:25-26 “For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death.”

        1 Corinthians 15:51-55 “Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

        Revelations 21:1-7 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”

        • some guy

          still a possibility we can use a form of gene editing to refresh DNA. We would have to do it for everything tho and as far back as possible.

      • reve888

        Because the only extinction you need to worry about is that of your soul. God is going to roll up this entire universe with a woosh, and your saving your soul is the only thing that you will have power over, and that is only through God’s grace.

    • reve888

      Yes, but it proves that evolution is nothing more than a man made fairy tale, and that the effect of sin is death, both the death of the individual and the death of all of mankind (and our spiritual death as the Bible tells us) and even the death of the universe.

      Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned–

      Isaiah 51:6 “Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.

      Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven will wear away, And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; All their hosts will also wither away As a leaf withers from the vine, Or as one withers from the fig tree.

  • DJohn1

    My theory is that there are now 7 billion human beings on this planet give or take a little. That means there are 7 billion different combinations of human being on the planet. Each generation has a bell curve involved. Yes there are 10% or more really defective human bodies and maybe 10% really good perfect bodies on the planet. The rest are in between and average a number of defects.
    In the 90s we had a dramatic break through in the science of why we age. The mad scientists cloned a sheep from a six-year old female sheep. It was a direct duplicate of the programmed material from the mother. Only something went wrong. The sheep aged rapidly until it reached the mother’s age. Then it aged normally.
    What they found out from this is we lose data every time we regenerate a cell. We start out at conception with an enormous amount of data. By the time we are born we have lost quite a bit of it. Then we proceed to lose until we die of old age. Usually after about 50 generations or more of reproductions of our cells. As we lose this material the defects from this lost data cause us to get all kinds of fatal illnesses.
    My own theory is the Earth before the flood had a huge layer of atmosphere that prevented us from absorbing radiation at the rate it did after the flood. Age resembles radiation poisoning. After the flood the atmosphere was much thinner. It is still reducing its ability to protect us from radiation and we show it by aging faster.

    The other guess is that the “gods” that created mankind figured out we seem to reproduce like rabbits. With a long lifespan we populated the planet too fast. So they had to slow it down. That those “gods” tried to eliminate the human species with the flood shows how much they were like their creation. Genocide was in their vocabulary. I feel God intervened and that is the only reason we are here. But I think he chose survivors that were genetically much shorter lived than the original model.
    Cancer cells are an accident of this degeneration. Though cancers do not age. They do not lose data when they generate new cells. So cultured cells of cancer will live many times longer than normal cells.
    We are programmed to die from the time we are conceived. The question is can we breed for longevity as Robert Heinlein suggested in his science fiction series on long lived families?
    If we combine science research, genetics, the right foods, and a properly shielded environment, I think we could double or even triple the average age of a human being.
    But then we would have to resolve our social problems and provide a means for all of us to survive. We would have to limit our growth as a species on this planet.
    Basically we would have to follow the principles laid down by Jesus and learn to live together in peace. It would take all of us to resolve the problems because no one section of humanity has all the answers. That means figuring out how to live with one another without war and fighting.

  • Seaweed222

    Could it be all the GMOs in the food???

    • Hammerstrike

      Could it be that natural selection can only be delayed?

      • tryingtolearn

        then why like 100 years ago people don’t have these mass pandemic of this degenerating DNA?

      • reve888

        It’s not natural selection. There is no fittest. We all decay. Nothing evolves to something better.

      • reve888

        There is no natural selection, except that those genes that already existed are selected for some specific environment, and some other genes die out, due to lack of births or poor adaptation of those genes to the environment and, eventually, between the death of variety and the gene mutations that are caused through damage, that almost always cause disease (which is why you can’t marry your cousin), our species will continue to decay. Darwin was WRONG with capital letters. There is variety and adaptation based on the genes already present in humans, and once those gene varieties are lost or damaged, nothing will repair them or elevate them to another level of existence. Darwin’s dream was not based on genetics. It was an idea, and one that is not backed up by the science of today.

        • Don Fernando de SF

          There is micro evolution, but never macro/mega evolution, the morphing to different species. Mega evolution can’t be tested or observed; it therefore belongs in philosophy class, not science. Eg, take a look at Stephen Gould’s magnum opus. 1,400 pages he heaps ample criticism at ‘creationists’ but doesn’t provide any evidence for mega evolution. The sad thing is that there is bait and switch (BS) where micro evolution is switched for mega in the general public’s mind. Empirical science sheds light on Darwin’s et al conjectures masquerading as science — the very charge they bring to empirical scientists who believe that God (infinite intelligence/power) is responsible for creation, not random chance. The obvious fact of mutational meltdown is that mutations are lethal — this is shown throughout the entire human race.
          * And what of chemical reactions creating life? Again, zero proof and zero chance. Eg would be protein molecule that must have 100 amino acids in perfect sequence (some have more, none have less than 50). There is 1 in 10^130 chance of this by accident. There are 10^80 molecules in the universe! Such miracles apply to every molecule, every particle. If an intelligence broadcasted a string of 20 sequential numbers, the obvious first thought would be this is not an accident. How can one then hypothesize that 100 amino acids in perfect sequence is not evidence of intelligence?
          * Or take the first living cell. Assuming it self-created (much more than 1 in 10^130), it would be required to develop the ability to reproduce, otherwise there would be no second cell, and so on. Impossibilities on top of impossibilities.

    • PDuncan12345

      No. Genetically modified foods have SAVED people from extinction. They make food BETTER, more productive, and more nutritious.

      • Kendall Shrock

        Total, complete hogwash. Take it from a former GMO corn breeder. Non GMO grains are out performing GMOs on all fronts when managed correctly. In Yield, in nutrition, in crop health etc…. GMOs are nothing but copyrighting genetics and trying to corner a market.

    • Nordic guy

      Alcohol, tobacco, fast food, meat, sugar, other toxins and too little natural plant based food if of course going to damage genetic pool and health. It’s already happening at alarming rate.

  • William B Stoecker

    If these researchers are correct, this is yet more evidence for intelligent design. If God did not create new species regularly all life would have died out long ago. Given the evidence for the extreme antiquity of Mankind, He may have recreated us over and over,

    • reve888

      Unless man isn’t as old as you think. Perhaps the earth is old, but mankind is not.

  • Geo3over

    Jesus said this generation will not pass away till all this come to past… It has been 65 years since Israel’s rebirth… These scientist are saying 70 years is a generation…hum

    • Deborah Hill

      Jerusalem wasn’t won until 1967. That also could be when the prophetic clock started ticking for the last generation. I’m hoping it was 1948 because the time is getting close!

  • Alex Lieber-Alessie

    If we spent more of our resources on medical research instead of military technology, we would lick the mutation degradation, cancer and aging. We need to stop killi cancer cells and focus on learning how to control the mitotic rate of cellular division. The true cure for cancer and aging is right there in the cancer cell. That’s a mutation from which we can expand longevity and not just enabling people to live longer lifespans within known human longevity of a maximum if 120 years.

    Alex Lieber-Alessie

    • Hammerstrike

      On the contrary, what was military technology eventually develops into other things.

      WW2 = computers
      Beside, the budget of welfare in the US is now greater than the budget of the military.

  • mleblanc138

    The Second Coming will most likely happen before any extinction of humanity. And upon resurrection, every last one of these “mutations” will disappear from everyone.

    • reve888

      That is something to look forward to. I Corinthians 15:54-57 – But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.…”

      • PDuncan12345

        You’re completely brainwashed. The bible is a fairy tale that contradicts itself hundreds of times, and there is ZERO evidence that Jesus ever existed. And just for the record, why would a god send a son to earth to die for people’s sins… people who he HAD to know would sin since according to people like you god made us… instead of just flooding the earth again and wiping out all sin like he supposedly did before??? THE BIBLE IS A BIG FAT LIE and so is religion.

        • David Compton

          More important, before you condemn the majority in this country at least read the very book you are assaulting. Here is the true Christian view: When Adam ate of the fruit of knowledge mankind inherited death. Before that second we were created with eternal life. My belief is that when Adam ate the fruit GOD set into motion or dna degenerating resulting in the eventual death of mankind unless HE made a way for us to live again. It is difficult to believe we started off from anything other than perfect especially when you view the fact that as a human race we are deteriorating very quickly. Remember a day is as a thousand years to GOD. GOD sent HIS SON that whoever believes in HIM will live forever, and to set right the perfect life that was lost. The WORD is like a two edged sword penetrating to the very marrow of your bones. What is in the marrow of your bones? Stem cells and your dna. So when the Word of GOD penetrates your dna it changes your dna and you forever. The world view is the very opposite of GOD’s view. The world says our planet is moving closer to the sun but reality is we are moving farther away. The world says that our planet is getting warming but reality is our planet is getting colder. The world teaches hate and division to stay alive but the truth is that hate and division causes rejection and stress which brings death. The World teaches that we need to find new technologies to stay alive, but the truth is that the technologies to go 300 miles to the gallon, Stop 70 % of carbon emissions, Give the world electricity that is basically free at the same cost as half of the United States National Debt. And the list goes on and on.

        • Milton Meisner

          Always pretend superiority to ‘convince’ others you are superior (yeah, “brainwashed” earns you 10 points right?) Back up just a little about your Jesus existence denial. Even Roman antagonists remarked about Jesus in their writings. Publius Lentulus to the Roman Senate for instance. The Roman historian and senator Tacitus gave an authentic parallel to the gospel record on several key points. If you are asking why . . . why did Jesus die? Just read the gospels accounts. Even if you are not a person of faith, you can understand the political pressures behind the crucifixion. Jesus made himself subject to humanities stage, faced down every human dilemma with the truth, especially the one about his kingship, which was a Roman Capital offense and to the Jewish orthodoxy blasphemy. That is all it would take in 33 AD to get crucified. Sin is a complex idea, but it’s easy to observe. History does not attest to humanities ascent into moral superiority, it attests to its decent into wars, slavery, gross political agendas, greed and unparalleled relentless psychopathy. You might be a little arrogant PDuncan12345, arrogance sometimes stands in as the fall guy for ignorance, but I’ll admit there ARE lies in religion . . . they are many . . . but in the errors of alchemy one can find chemistry and religion too,
          is not necessarily where one needs to start either. God is a big enough possibility that He warrants our exploration. Christ did not just die. He rose again . . . that would take a pretty advanced technology . . . but that’s really what human life is too . . . part of a very advanced technology. Imagine eternal life, but not just eternal life, an eternally happy life. The early apostles saw Jesus do things that they did not recant of even through torture. That, is an unusual thing in itself, but they reported the same things as true, also an unusual thing for fictitious inventions. You just sound mad . . . why?

        • Natalie Crimson

          The Bible is NOT a lie don’t be a bigot and RESPECT. An example:Can you see the Wind?? No but you know its there. Right. God can not be seen but he’s there. Evolution thinking that a monkey transforms into a person. Lol when have you seen a monkey transform to something else. An Explosion. It doesn’t create anything it destroys. God is REAL we will all see him in the End.

        • reve888

          Are you trying to convince others of Jesus’ non existence or yourself? Just repeating stuff you heard or enjoy believing without knowing anything about the topic that you are talking about doesn’t make you very convincing to anyone but yourself. It also makes you appear brainwashed, since you are talking like you know something about which you clearly have no factual information. No historian would agree with you that Jesus never existed. You clearly need to put some effort into your argument. Don’t join a debate team.

        • Don Fernando de SF

          The A-list minds of history have been largely Christians. Scientific revolution by Newton, Pasteur, Boyle, Faraday, dozens of others — who either formulated the major scientific disciplines or were chief innovators: chemistry, physics, mathematics, astronomy, genetics, geology, etc. Greatest classical composers, greatest artists, greatest writers: see Shakespeare’s last will and testament and his gravestone: “My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” This genius of writing knew the Bible could not have been written by mere humans. Even warfare: Commander of Pearl Harbor attack and Gen. Doolittle raider became Christians after the war and met as brothers. Even Napoleon said, “I know men, and Jesus Christ is no mere man. He is at the apex of all who have ever lived.” (paraphrase). Two of the greatest lawyers: Sir Lionel Lucknoo, Guiness Book top lawyer. An atheist he was challenged to test the legal / historical evidence of Jesus’ resurrection. After years, he concluded, “Christ absolutely rose from the dead, without any doubt whatsoever.” (paraphrase)/. Simon Greenleaf wrote the ‘bible’ of legal evidence, and likewise tested and proved the historicity of the Bible.
          One problem is that many take the easy Dan Brown approach. The ‘scholars’ such as Jesus Seminar have been cited as embarrassments to serious scholarship. The ‘higher criticism’ was heavily influenced by Marx. It was imported to U.S. by John Rockefeller in his Union Theological seminary/church.
          An example would be a Russian speaker. And then comes along someone who doesn’t know Russian, but goes on Wikipedia, etc. and attacks the Russian language as a myth. Instead of spending years of study as did Lionel Luckhoo, many just accept Dan Brown’s “The Bible was written by men, my dear” hook, line etc.
          One final example is the Book of Daniel and its prophecy written 500 BC of Jesus’ exact date of birth and death. See Jews for Jesus: there is no viable argument that Daniel was written later than 530 BC.

    • PDuncan12345

      Sorry, but yours is a total delusion. There is no second coming because there was no first coming either.

  • cmonguyman

    Sin is a horrible thing. All of creation is in declination. But they can’t make that connection. Come Lord Jesus..!! 🙂

  • Hammerstrike

    Huh, what are the other races?

    Natural selection was never stopped, only delayed. Thus, genetical engineering, which some folks deems to be so horrible, is a necessity, otherwise the human specie would go extinct.

    • He WhoSee’s

      The question then becomes: are YOU willing to be killed off, prodded, probed, and have genetically superior folks rule over you in a technocracy for the benefit of humanity?

      • Hammerstrike

        That is the thing, objective reality will stay the same regardless of whatever one aknowledges it or not.

        And what has happened to Africa and the Middle-East after the European powers left? Paris and London are overrune with former colonial subjects in spite of recent problems, why?
        Because they realise that life there is far, far better and interesting than in Alger, Islamabad or Lagos.
        Transhumanism and singularity are fare better than stagnation.

        Are YOU willing to be killed off, gang-raped, enslaved, enjoy cultural-marxist North America or Sharia law Londonistan?

        • He WhoSee’s

          “Transhumanism and singularity are fare better than stagnation.”

          So, repackaged Eugenics and false ‘improvement’ of mankind through magic computers that don’t exist yet is better than stagnation…

          It sounds to me that’s actually a faster means of achieving stagnation when it’s put into actually practice.

          • Hammerstrike

            False improvements?

            The thing is, genetical engineering is already possible, already practiced on humans.
            The west have all these “ethical questions” but others does not.
            Same with human cloning, which is taboo because despite all the pretences otherwise, nurture doesn´t decide everything after all.

            So what is the alternative to eugenics, exactly? What is the basis for human rights?

        • He WhoSee’s

          “objective reality will stay the same regardless of whatever one aknowledges it or not.”

          The problem with that, is that people will ultimately say what’s objective and people, like for Marxists for example, are about as objective as, well, Marxists. Everyone looks at something through an ideological lens and even if something was SO concrete, like the fact that Marxism tends towards entropy, what’s so obviously objective truth is ignored and something else is said to be objective truth and followed even when it isn’t.

          You ever play Deus Ex?

          • Hammerstrike

            You ever been to a third-world country for more than a week or two?
            Have you have had to deal with the “oppressed” on a daily basis?

            Thought what makes cultural-marxism wrong is pretty simple for those who sought and found.
            What makes the current, orthodoxe science incomplete, Michael have dwelled on the subject too.

      • There are NO genetically superior people on the earth.

  • Luis Marco

    Hi, it’s rather better that you read the Urantia book, it’s free online, you will get answers thus & Hope… (!) 😉

  • collardgreen

    Why not try quoting real scientists instead of rationalizing bullshitters? Oh right, it would make you look foolish.

    • Matt

      Hi Collardgreen. Whether Dr. Sanford’s argument is correct or not, he is definitely legitimate in his qualifications. He has a Ph.D. in Genetics, was a pioneer in biotechnology (he invented the gene gun), and he is a former faculty member at Cornell University.

      • sisi

        But there is one problem with this article; 6,000 years is not 300 generations, in just the last 100 years my family had 5 generations.

        • dontstoptheparty

          let’s see now…
          5*10=50 (amount in 1000 years)
          50*6=300 (amount in 6000 years)

          According to the math, 5 generations per century are equal to exactly 300 in 6000 years. Did you take basic 4-function math in lower grade school? Either the answer is no or you are misrepresenting data in hopes that nobody with a basic knowledge of math will come along and take less than 20 seconds to prove you wrong. You can’t debate cold, hard numbers.

          • sisi

            Sorry… you’re right, I think I was half asleep when I read the article and wrote that!

          • The first 10 generations from Adam to Seth is over 3000-4500 years. The average life span was 600 years or so.

          • reve888

            Yes, but he is not talking about life spans, he is talking about generations, which depends on how often a person gives birth. If I live 1000 years, and have a child every 20 years, and each child has a child every 20 years, that’s a lot of generations in a thousand years, regardless of how long I live.

  • Theodore

    Christ will return before that happens.

    • Wyatt Polinko

      keep on believing in your fairy tales kiddo

      • mike

        Keep on supporting fagits atheist.

        • VTOL Warship

          just stop.

          • VTOL Warship

            stop insulting each other.

          • mike

            Stop what???

      • Natalie Crimson

        It’s not a fairytale. God created mankind. He predicted everything and it’s all happening. You keep on believing that a monkey transformed to a human being. Or that a Explosion made everything. Explosions don’t create they destroy. Stop smoking weed. Drugs shrink your non existant brain. You don’t have a brain. If you did you would use it. Wind can not be seen but it’s there same with God. Ignorance is contagious. So Don’t reply. I won’t answer.

    • Brockton Stewart

      They’ve been saying that for a couple thousand years bud.

      • Natalie Crimson

        No one whens those that say they do are wrong. No where does it say when it will happen. It only says sickness, diseases, starvation, and Nation will rise against Nation. War… hunger… Sickness… Deaths…. WW3

  • Ronnie

    I always had the belief that natural selection would eventually kill us off one way or another. The population will no doubt decrease but there will always be the option of clones.

  • Jorge Calvo

    Our organic bodies were never designed as elegant machines. There is hope however that we might be able to cheat death if we move our subconsciousness into highly advanced quantum processors. REMEMBER folks,moores law hasn’t lied to us.
    The age when man and machine become one is coming

    • Actually, ALL the evidence from medical studies show s we were complex, intelligent and amazing creatures at one time. You can see what happens when people do not follow any rules for life.

      The age when all technology becomes worthless is here. In a few generations at the present rate of mental retardation, humans will have no technology and will rapidly go extinct.

    • reve888

      Our bodies were designed as unbelievably elegant machines. If you don’t think so, then you have no understanding of science. However, our bodies, these elegant machines, became damaged, as any elegant machine becomes in this world. Your dream to create a body or brain as elegant as yours and then transfer a man’s soul into that machine is the type of fiction that humanism espouses…that man becomes a God…creating life and becoming immortal. This isn’t science. This is the same faith in immortality that people of faith have, only with God thrown out of the equation. This isn’t science. It is the religion of humanism.

  • Copper Munger

    Thank you! I find this fascinating and completely in line with GOD’s plan for humanity. He designed the universe to accommodate life on the earth. The scientific parameters of our placement in the larger universe, placement in our solar system, rotation, orbit and atmosphere is what makes life on earth possible. If any of these parameters were not precisely what they are we would not exist. HE set the pattern of work as six days and rest one day. Jewish tradition upholds that man had six thousand years to live and work and the seventh thousand as a SABBATH rest. I have heard this before, on ‘Prophecy in the News’ with Gary Stearman. His guest was saying that when sin entered the world it was like a computer file becoming corrupted. Scientists also have found a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in 2002 that in the femur (thigh bone) they found in tact spongy, elastic tissue with blood cells that could be identified in the blood vessels. That points to them having died ONLY a FEW THOUSAND YEARS AGO. There are many, more scientific indicators that point to a young earth. GOD designed our bodies to continue to decay once the genetic code had been corrupted. This proves mutations are mostly detrimental and could NOT be the vehicle with random chance to ‘evolve’ a amazingly complex machine as the human body.

  • hellomikie92

    Sounds like people is trying to predict the future again.

  • Universtars

    To have evolved enough to see your own species genetic deterioration is more like seeing your human species image being the result of what intelligence without morals produces thus deserving quite appropiately exstinction and sooner the better!!!!

  • annonymousinfosoldier

    so i ques human gene upgrades/trans-humanism is on the agenda, the question is who’s agenda?

  • GoodScienceFYou

    It amazes me that people who write these articles don’t do any research and simply believe what the “Evolutionists” preach. There are ZERO beneficial mutations ever found in humans.

  • yuss

    Since we can’t prevent it, why don’t we just let it be.. it’s not like we’ll die tomorrow.. we still got much time, it’ only affecting 1-2% per generation,.let say 80% of my dna hve been mutated, we stil got 10-20 generation left, So, just live your life like usual, and stop worrying, there might be a cure for this, we should let the next gen handle this

  • Scotian1

    He said might, he did not claim to know anything and you literally quoted him in your reply.

    There is no humanist/evolutionary narrative that we’re supposed to be getting better over time. For one, humanist do not inherently propose scientific theories. Also, in no way does evolution predict that we will necessarily get “better” (whatever that is) over time. Naturally selection merely means that those best fit to survive (based on their relationship to their environment) will indeed survive. It’s no more complicated than that. How exactly would millions of species have gone extinct if they had only gotten “better” over time.

    • reve888

      On the contrary, I believe the proposal is that the natural selection would, indeed, lead to improvement and that life, through natural selection, would make positive adaptations such that each species would jump from a lower or less survivable form to a completely different and more survivable form. So ” nothing” became amoebas and amoebas become monkeys and monkeys became man and man will eventually become something more. If the theory of evolution correctly predicted the process by which organisms change over time to allow an organism to better adapt to, and survive in, its environment, then a portion of mankind , or any species at all, should be improving in some manner. But man’s genes do not improve or change to something different or something better and there is no evidence that they ever will There is no evidence that amoebas today are evolving. There is no evidence that monkeys are evolving. The whole point of survival of the fittest is not just that a particular group survives and stays the same, but that it improve or dies. If every species today is dying, then there is no survival of the fittest. No one survives.

      • BowTie 8 Bit

        Raising a dead comment back to life to ask this question: can natural selection provide a method of continued existence to any organism in a universe that has experienced the expiration of all stars, and “heat death?”

        I don’t personally think it can – so either there is a God who will pull life out of this 3d-space+time bubble we live in, or we’re truly all doomed.

        • reve888

          Not only will God pull mankind out of this 3d space/time bubble, but he will also pull you personally out also. Therefore, read the Bible to find out how you can end up spending eternity with God, instead of without him. The verses at the end answer your question about what happens to the universe and the verses at the top answer what God does with people’s lives.

          Isaiah 59:2 But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers.

          Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

          2 Corinthians 5:21 God made the one who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

          1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.

          John 3:16-18 For this is the way God loved the world: he gave his one and only Son that everyone who believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. The one who believes in Him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.

          John 1:12 But to all who have received him–those who believe in his name–he has given the right to become God’s children

          Romans 10-9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

          John 6:47 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.

          John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies,

          Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 it is not of works, so that no one can boast.

          Titus 3:5-7 he saved us, not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior. And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.

          John 14:23
          Jesus replied, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.

          John 14:1-6 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

          2 Peter 3: 9-14 The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found. Since everything will be dissolved in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to conduct yourselves in holiness and godliness as you anticipate and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be dissolved by fire and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with God’s promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, as you anticipate these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him, without spot or blemish.

          Isaiah 51:6
          “Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.

          Revelation 21:1- “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away.”

    • some guy

      thats exactly what adaptation proposes, utter horseshit mate. You folks are just like the religious folks that will weasel out of everything, you do not get a chimp turning into a human or all manner of unevidenced transitions without a improvement or change to another species from multiple positive mutations. It’s bogus it defies so many probabilities and other fields of science and laws not just entropy but other genetic laws. That you try and suggest common descent doesnt require macroevolution is ridiculous just utterly so, the timeline for such mutations based on extrapolations for the time it takes for positive mutations puts us outside the proposed dating of the entire universe for just 6 or so positive mutations to the same species by work in labs so far, to get to something else based off fruit flies/e coli what have you. It seems we show up from something then just degrade with a few slight adaptations here or there til we become extinct who knows what that might be but there seems to be plans in place to make organisms from something not random 10 to the 1023 order to one chances. It’s just absurd reasoning at this point to still cling to evolution.

  • The logical fallacy of dating the age of the ground a fossil is found in is one assumption piled on top of another. We really don’t know the age when Humans or Neanderthal showed up.

    We do have all the evidence we can verify on human “evolution”: Here’s over 1,000,000 peer studies.

    • Texas Arcane

      You are pretending to be smarter than you are. I am pretending I am not quite as smart as I actually am. We meet somewhere in the middle with pointless gibberish. I think you should be better informed than the author of this article if you want to contradict me.

      • I have a tested IQ higher than any known living person in the USA. The only recorded higher is a fellow in China.

        • seizethenight

          Yes, and I live on the east Coast of the Chinese mainland, surrounded by beautiful concubines with PhDs in various disciplines. I’m always willing to test their improvements.

      • I don’t pretend anything. I am who I am. I was born with extreme intelligence. Only the brainwashed and indoctrinated seem to hate me.

        “It is very difficult for the mentally degraded to understand and see the complexity of life in what they can only perceive with tiny brains as a mass of conflicting data, because that is the condition of most humans living in darkness of ignorance. They are forced to try to make opposing thoughts say only what they believe and that is a horrible level of fear and pain in that condition. That is why they are so angry and bitter and hate anyone who opposes their mental condition of delusions and fantasy. Grasping at fantasy is far easier for the stupid than to face any reality.”

      • Natalie Crimson

        It’s not your fault your brain can’t comprehend anything. Your ignorance is contagious. Go away;) with the rest of the atheist idiots.

    • reve888

      We don’t have evidence of human “evolution.” We only have evidence of change through inheritable traits inherent in genes. We have no real evidence of species change. What we have is assumptions and wild guesses.

      • seziethenight

        Yes, you are correct. Anytime someone stands up in a scientific conference and asks, “Can anyone here actually provide absolute evidence of macro evolution?” there is only silence.
        In Stephen Gould’s magnum opus published shortly before his death, he claims that evolution is the ‘answer’ yet in the thousand plus pages, he provides no evidence of the reality of macro evolution!
        And, ‘finally’ we know that Darwin himself used the word ‘absurd’ in commenting on the possible evolution of the human eye. He knew it was just speculation; if he knew the intricacies of cells, etc. we ‘know’ (some do, some don’t) he would have second thoughts.
        And I always laugh at the picture of the first ape man becoming human. Just over the horizon is the ape girl who at that moment in time has also become human! Oh, what are the odds, as the Vegas bookies may cry. What are the odds.
        The more we learn, the more I see the evidence of Infinite Genius and power, i.e. God. One has the privilege of believing in ‘mother nature’ who has super genius/power, but I myself choose God of the Bible. His Book passes all acid tests.

  • Joseph Carrion

    DNA Degeneration is not a scientific fact. There are actual no scientific peer-review papers on DNA Degeneration. The fact is that genetic entropy doesn’t happen because we live in an open system and not a close system. For instance, what is a scientific peer-review paper you might ask? This is a science paper that went through the scientific method where the evidence has been tested over and over again by other scientist. If you really want to know the truth than pick up a real science book and do some research!

  • Demode

    You guys are all nuts.

    • PDuncan12345

      YES they are, and religion is the root of all evil.

      • some guy

        not really anti-religion appears to be, they do the most persecuting.

      • Natalie Crimson

        Nope feminists like you are the root of all evil. LIBERALS and Feminists are the problem.

    • Natalie Crimson

      You are. They are not offending you so why the hate?? Christophobic. Satanic fool.

      • Demode

        God bless Satan 🙂

        • Natalie Crimson

          GOD BLESS CHRISTIANS👏 Satan will not reign for long he will go to Hell along with all the people like you.👊

          • Demode

            Satan is my co-pilot.

          • reve888

            That’ll be one hot ride.

  • Steven Waverly

    There are several noteworthy points to make regarding mans shrinking lifespan and DNA mutations. First and foremost, science has the dubious distinction of having given environmental chemicals new meaning. There are so many chemicals in our air, food water, clothing, homes, offices, cars, soaps, solvents, make-up, household products, hygiene products, medicines, over the counter drugs, candy… then there are GMO engineered foods, herbicides, pesticides, refined oils, artificial sweeteners, flavors, food colorings, nano particles. There is WiFi pollution, electromagnetic irradiation, cell phone microwave exposure, radiation from weapons grade depleted uranium and nuclear power plant venting and leaks. We are bombarded by signals from thousands of satellites orbiting the planet 24/7/365. Then of course there are the excipients in vaccines and immunizations, and the live or attenuated viruses in these vaccines that can actually cause an infection to occur in an immune compromised body. There are geo-engineering heavy metals, barium and aluminum, known to contribute to heart failure and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

    Each and every one of these factors has the potential to degrade the DNA molecule leading to mutation. When these factors are grouped together as in the real world – odds increase exponentially. Protection comes in the form of increased antioxidants, enzymes, systematic under-eating, adherence to a Mediterranean diet, moderate exercise that increases respiratory rate and causes you to sweat, meditation to slow down the heart rate, yoga to center your body and mind, and relocating to the country where the air is a little bit cleaner due to the presence of more vegetation.

  • Trey

    We people of man kind have no idea how long we are going to live I may not know how long we are going to live but I do know what god said “No man nor Angel in heaven knows when the time is going to be only God knows so I think no I know that we are not going to die out in 6,000 years it may be 5 or maybe even 10,000 nobody knows except for God

  • Erika

    Flouride…fluoride causes genetic mutations..

  • GnomeCoach

    I’ve been aware of this sort of thing since learning about Darwinian evolution principals. Humans have kidded themselves to believe this doesn’t apply to them. Their ego tells most of them that we are above all that and if not we will engineer ourselves out of any trap we happen to create.

    The good news is that our destruction of the Earth’s life support systems will result in our extinction within a few decades. The bad news is, like the murder/suicide syndrome, tens-of-millions of other species will follow us into extinction as we try to prevail in surviving.

  • Tami Chapman

    The problems are caused by the numerous ways in which the elite are poisoning us and the Earth, but good is still winning, and we are evolving into light beings – as we raise our vibrations/frequencies, more of our DNA & codons are being re-activated…we will be able to use more of our brains and our bodies are becoming lighter. Don’t fall for this fear-based stuff – be aware, but not fearful. Focus on love, forgiveness, acceptance, and tolerance.

    • transgender? gay marriage? really…? those are BOTH anti-human. tami you are a libtard.

  • wayne

    genetic mutation is natural growth, without it you would still be a worm.

  • myeyesRbleeding

    There is a nutritional component to all this. Before GMO’s the nutritional density of food had been waning for some time. A herbicide associated with GMO’s is accelerating the demise of our nutritional intake, by chelating minerals beyond absorption abilities.Science is only looking at approximately 18 elements we need for health. The actual number is over 80 elements. Their concentrations in the soil are so small that they can be depleted in as short a time, as 6 years.

  • RichardOwens

    Entropy. It is the third law of thermodynamics (biblical ” Revelation”)

    All we have is time and the expectation that that time can be extended.

    There is no ‘perpetual motion ‘ machine.

    Our earthly existence is just a part of TIME.

  • Alphonso de Barbo

    You only need to walk down the street on any given day to see how much the human race has declined physically – if placed in the wild they woudn’t survive 24 hours!

  • Aaa Aaa

    genetically deterioration of human DNA is a safety mechanism which prevent humans to the moment when two distinct population which live far away meet and start to make child’s tats mind human race is overpopulated and this safety mechanism start to work.thats why Jewish don’t mix blood with other races.

  • PDuncan12345

    This article was written only 3+ years ago and scientists have already changed their minds about how many mutated genes are passed on by each individual. They used to believe it was 100 to 200 but now agree it’s only 60 mutated genes that are passed on. What is NOT explained in this article is the fact that the bible isn’t real, no one named Noah lived for 950 years, and each generation since the 1800s are living LONGER than the previous. The fastest growing age group today are people 100+ years old! That’s right, that group is growing faster than the 0-5 year old group! So… this is one group of scientist’s gloom and doom theory, it’s not fact.

    • Eve

      Well pertaining to 100 year olds being the fastest growing population that’s for two reasons modern medicine and low birth rates. It has nothing to do with genetics.

  • Nordic guy

    People need to start eating and living naturally, become vegetarians or vegans, grow own food and exercise more. Planet is also dying because of human stupid habits.

    • BowTie 8 Bit

      What’s the point in doing any of that if the death of the stars is unstoppable and, eventually, the universe is one gigantic uninhabitable space bubble?

      The only things that truly matter are those things that never end, and so far we’re surrounded in things that all eventually end. : what can we do? Nothing. Nothing to be done.

      Either God exists and will extract life from our place of existence, or God doesn’t and everything is doomed.

  • Connor Vande Garde

    I think that if we really want to save humanity we need to put all people opinions aside and end all of it there is nothing stopping us from saving us but ourselves humanity is actually inferior to all other species
    and im sure your saying oh we have guns we can kill animals
    but if all of that disapeared we would 9 times out of 10 go extinct completely
    we have not adapted to our planet in almost any way we cannot stand the cold we cant protect ourselves from disease(aka vaccines are going to be what our body relies on in the next century) and we will be defenceless from disease. which is why we are undoubtably doomed as a species because we dont have the will power to give up all the technology that has “helped humanity so much” we need to stop giving vacines and wearing clothes and shoes and we need to get rid of all the people who have disabilies such as autism and sis-tic fibrosis ect and 2nd by wearing clothes we are locking ourselfs away from the elements which is not allowing us to evolve and adapt to our planets conditions, even somthing as simple as brushing your teeth will eventualy become useless because if you dont brush them they wither and decay till they are gone. We will be the end of ourselves and sadly i do not think that we are smart enough to save ourselves

  • Dan Thomas

    Ah, the old straw man logical error. Your link beats down a long disproven forgery in Josephus.and you ignore the reference to Jesus in antiquities 29: 9:1 very clever. ” Josephus Scholar Louis H Feldman has stated that, “few have doubted the genuineness of Josephus reference to Jesus in antiquities 20: 9 1.” And it is only tisputed by a small number of scholars. I am sure that you are one of those scholars.

  • Nate Harris

    If evolution says that everything has gone from nothing, to simple things, to complex things, why does evidence suggest, in this article, that everything is now in degradation? When was the complex apex (peak) of evolution from which everything is now being internally destroyed? Does this then negate the naturalists’ theory I just mentioned? Is it enough for naturalists to consider creationism with the “fall of mankind” in the Garden of Eden as the “apex” of which life started it’s long and toilsome degradation?

    • Michael

      Entropy is what causes Evolution in the first place. Time & Natural Processes did help Life (God) emerge…but we are no longer in those special conditions & now Time & Natural Processes are against us except that Greater Intelligence fixes the breaks.

      Entropy is where the variation of species comes from. God didn’t actually create animals. He created humans & plants. Entropy proves that Evolution On Earth is the processes of turning our offspring into abominations of all kinds.

      The issue is the source of information & resources.

      Atheists must concede that there is no INFINITE & INFALLIBLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION for Evolution to work the way they wish it to.

      • Natalie Crimson

        God created everything. He created all living things and mankind.

  • william carine

    Man degenerates. My thoughts? Tap into the design of the Creator, search for solutions, or die peaceful at least a race. Can anything be done about mutations?

  • Tommy Seal

    This is stupid… of course we won’t exist… as we currently are. We will evolve and become something different over time. This Idea of no existence is stupid. As long as there isn’t an disaster that destroys all DNA, then, we will evolve into new beings that may or may not resemble current humans. That does not mean we don’t exist, but that we are different than we currently are.

  • cty01

    Read about detoxing the body from metals/parasites, read about the
    enviromental damage we’re causing the planet with technology… then you
    can save at least your genes and if your children is born after this
    detox then they will be much more stronger and healthy. This can go on
    for generations and the genome will fix itself slowly. Those who don’t
    do the detox are of course destined to extintion, like the two guys in
    the video both wearing glasses, well if they were so smart they’d
    investigate why they need that… Good luck.