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Researchers ask: Are we more like primitive fish than we thought?

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Well, that’s the suggestion:

People traditionally think that lungs and limbs are key innovations that came with the vertebrate transition from water to land. But in fact, the genetic basis of air-breathing and limb movement was already established in our fish ancestor 50 million years earlier. This, according to a recent genome mapping of primitive fish conducted by the University of Copenhagen, among others. The new study changes our understanding of a key milestone in our own evolutionary history.

University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science, “We’re more like primitive fishes than once believed, new research shows” at ScienceDaily

Read that again: “the genetic basis of air-breathing and limb movement was already established in our fish ancestor 50 million years earlier” than a transition to land. That sounds like directed evolution, no?

The paper is closed access.

David Coppedge has some thoughts:

… why were genes for air-breathing lungs and limbs already present 50 million years before any animal decided to use them for land? Natural selection should have eliminated them. The only evidence they offer is genes from a fish called a bichir, which is capable of using its front fins for locomotion on the ocean floor. Yet all more “advanced” teleost fish supposedly lost these genes! Rather than seeing this as a problem for the Darwin tree-picture, they keep the genes they like and toss the genes they don’t like in order to maintain their latest vision of a fish-to-man transition.

David F. Coppedge, “You Are More than a Primitive Fish” at Creation–Evolution Headlines

The researchers have stumbled onto directed evolution but their careers depend on not recognizing that fact.

4 Replies to “Researchers ask: Are we more like primitive fish than we thought?

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    polistra says:

    The transition to land is an unnecessary concept. It’s amply clear by now that the genes for land and water modes were all present from the start. Plus some other modes that we don’t normally consider. Bacteria thrive in clouds and deep rocks. This begs a question: Were all of these PLACES imagined and designed at the same time that the genes for living in all of these places were imagined and designed? Or did the living things design their own places, as bacteria certainly do with clouds and rocks?

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    bornagain77 says:

    The Fossils Still Say No: The Mystery of Jawed Vertebrates – January 2021
    Excerpt: Despite many fossil discoveries of numerous vertebrate fish over the past several hundred years, not a single transitional form has been found showing how jawed fish could have developed from jawless ancestors. In fact, numerous types of jawed fish appear suddenly in the rock record alongside new types of jawless fish.
    https://www.icr.org/article/the-fossils-still-say-no-mystery-jawed-vertebrates

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    JVL says:

    Polistra: It’s amply clear by now that the genes for land and water modes were all present from the start.

    I’m just curious . . . why do you think that?

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    ET says:

    “Genetic basis” is a requirement for evolutionism. Yet DNA just codes for RNA sequences. It doesn’t have any say in how mRNA is processed. It doesn’t have any say in how proteins are assembled. DNA doesn’t have any telekinetic powers. It just has the codes for the raw materials required.

    But even that is moot as it is beyond all evidence and science that blind and mindless processes can produce developmental biology in the first place.

    And the paper is moot as even “primitive fish”/ “ancient living fish” are just as evolved as we are. Meaning just because living fish have those genes does not mean their ancient ancestors did.

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