Intelligent Design

Of Mice and Men: Unconserved Transcription Factors Binding

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You probably learned in high school biology class that the new DNA data has powerfully confirmed evolution. Take any gene and it reveals differences between the species exactly as we would expect. And this sentiment is not limited to high school textbooks. As the Chair of a university Biology department once wrote to me, “DNA sequences provide an absolute and irrefutable record” that evolution is a fact. “Virtually every single gene sequence we examine,” he explained, “can be seen to be represented in closely related species and in more distantly related species with increasing numbers of nucleotide changes as we look at more distant species.” It was, he concluded, “absolute proof, in hard copy, reiterated in every single gene of every single organism.” That is an unfortunately common misrepresentation of the data but the story doesn’t end there. The DNA evidence has falsified several other evolutionary predictions.  Read more

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