Did you know: “ … widely divergent species are found to be far more similar to humans than would be presupposed on a Darwinian framework”:
1. Podcast – Richard Sternberg PhD – On Human Origins: Is Our Genome Full of Junk DNA? Part 2. (Major Differences in higher level chromosome spatial organization)
5:30 minute mark quote: “Basically the dolphin genome is almost wholly identical to the human genome, yet no one would argue that bottle-nose dolphins are our sister species”
2. Reuters: Kangaroo genes close to humans — Excerpt: Australia’s kangaroos are genetically similar to humans,,, “There are a few differences, we have a few more of this, a few less of that, but they are the same genes and a lot of them are in the same order,” … “We thought they’d be completely scrambled, but they’re not. There is great chunks of the human genome which is sitting right there in the kangaroo genome, … ”
Despite all this, over at Pom-Pom Central, we recently learned about the “Picture that terrifies creationists”:
Naturally, I thought they had discovered a man actually morphing into a fly.
It turns out, Mooney provides only primate gene sequences showing similar chromosomes of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. Which mainly shows what genetics doesn’t do.
The current situation should be baffling, though not terrifying, to any reasonable person. It seems there is some design principle at work, in which case it can be usefully studied.
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Hat tip: Philip Cunningham