Creationism Confirmed Again

Creation scientists have long said that, since carnivorous behavior is an artifact of the Fall, many (or most) venoms probably devolved from digestive enzymes. Evolutionary biologists have once again confirmed a creationist hypothesis by discovering that the North American shrew and the Mexican beaded lizard both employ a venom that appears to have devolved from the same digestive enzyme, kallikrein.

“The venom is essentially an overactivation of the original digestive enzyme, amplifying its effects,” Yael T. Aminetzach said. “What had been a mild anticoagulant in the salivary glands of both species has become a much more extreme compound that causes paralysis and death in prey that is bitten.”

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2 Responses to Creationism Confirmed Again

  1. Triton says:

    Well, I’m not really surprised that venom is essentially saliva that has been cranked up to eleven. I’m not sure I would consider this a very convincing piece of proof for creationism, though.

  2. jay c says:

    It’s not proof positive, but it’s a confirmed prediction at least as good as anything the naturalists have claimed for their own.

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