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From: "Bonner, Gregg" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] natural selection and the human genome
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 06:07:49 -0400
I am curious what the alternatives are. If we did not descend from something
which is the common ancestor of modern man and also other ape-like
creatures, then I guess the suggestion is that we evolved directly from
fish, or maybe bacteria.
I agree that a lot of the suggested nuances which derive from the
evolutionary theory must be taken LARGELY on faith, but at least there is
some tangible evidence to use for the case for evolution.
I think from a strictly scientific point-of-view, I will always prefer
evolution to (POOF!!!) presto-chango.
But I am certainly open-minded - if someone would like to offer up some
tangible evidence that demonstrates that we were miracled here, I would be
interested to hear/read it.
I agree with you that the almost reliigous belief of the scientific
establishment in our supposed - yet still unproven - evolution from
hinders them from considering any other evidence or possiblities. I have
discussed this with many others and given up as their "faith" in the
unproven theory is unshakeable. They stress the fact that supposedly
and a half percent of our DNA separates us from monkeys (but more or
the same percentage difference separates us from other species as well).
seems to me that they fail to take into consideration that it is perhaps
the QUALITY of the differing genes rather than the QUANITITY that is
important here. Bert
At 19:25 21-6-2002 -0300, you wrote:
>Problem is that the differences do not fit traditional
>thinking and the faster evolution angle is the only way
>they can keep alive the theory that humans evolved
>from monkeys. Too bad one couldn't keep an open
>mind to other possibilities.
>"Comparing variation within the human genome and divergence
> from ape ancestors, they determined that about 35 percent of the
> accumulated changes in humans were "good," that is, provided humans
> advantages that contributed to speciation. That's a "shockingly high"
> proportion, says Wu. It means one advantageous substitution has
> the human genome every two centuries since humans separated from
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