Bryan College prof defends 98% chimp-human DNA identity
Here, at Bryan College of all places, evolutionary biologist Todd C. Wood argues that “The Chimpanzee Genome is Nearly Identical to the Human Genome” (CBS Annual Conference Abstracts 2011). (In the famous Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee (1925), Bryan defended the law he’d recommended, to make it illegal to teach that.) It’s also widely known to be wrong and may not even matter if it were true.
Here’s a rabbi’s take on the folly: The genes you share with a banana.
See also: Born again evolutionary biologist critiques Gauger-Axe paper