Okay, not quite, but …
Chris Mooney tells us at Mother Jones that “You Share 98.7 Percent of Your DNA With This Sex-Obsessed Ape.” Presumably, the information follows on “The picture that terrifies creationists,” re human-chimp DNA comparisons.
Last time we heard about it, it was 98%, but never mind.
When it edges upward to “100 Percent of Our DNA With This Sex-Obsessed Ape,” what will become of Mooney’s story?
Is the point of his claims to constantly diminish the claimed figure but never quite get there? All he is really diminishing is the apparent value of the genome as a source of information about life forms. If he never quite gets to 100%, he still has a story.
What’s really significant for an assessment of critical thinking in our culture is how few of Mooney’s readers would be able to think that one out. To ask where exactly that leaves genetics.
In other news, Journalist wonders, why Creation Museum inspires rage, whole foods scams don’t (sky fell last night too, by the way)
Our moral and intellectual superiors ask, Can creationists be (allowed to be) scientists?
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