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What Are They Teaching at Washington University? S. Joshua Swamidass and the Chimp-Human Divergence


I once had a rare and valuable baseball card I wanted to sell. I placed an ad and was shortly contacted by a collector. But to my dismay he wasn’t interested. He had probably looked at hundreds of baseball cards and it only required one look for him to know that my treasured card held no value for him. He did not attempt any negotiating tricks, just a polite “thank you” and off he went. I would have felt better about the encounter if he had tried to haggle down the price. For I would have had the comfort of knowing my card held at least some value. Instead, there was no price discovery—apparently the card was worthless.  Read more

bill cole, I heard you mention two papers in the Behe video. One on alternative splicing and one that Shapiro gave you on the timing patterns being very different. If you don't mind, could you link those two papers? bornagain77
Mung I Agree. The splicing codes appear to be much different between chimps and man. Chimps have about 50% the amount of alternative splicing as humans. This appears to account to the large phenotypical differences. bill cole
Awesome article Dr. Hunter. Even the Zachriels are speechless. Mung
A Closer Look At Human/Chimp Similarities and Differences – video https://www.facebook.com/philip.cunningham.73/videos/vb.100000088262100/1134643976548534/?type=2&theater also of note: As to the implausibility of changing one creature of trillions of cells into another creature of trillions of cells, here are a few notes: https://uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/the-simple-steps-that-made-us-human/#comment-606171 bornagain77

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