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Evolutionists frequently assert that the similarity in DNA sequences provides evidence that all organisms (especially humans and chimps) are descended from a common ancestor. However, DNA similarity could just as easily be explained as the result of a common Creator.
When DNA sequences are compared more objectively without pre-selecting sequences and filtering the data, the chimp and human genomes are only about 70% similar. Evolutionists assume chimps and humans share an evolutionary ancestry and interpret all data according to that assumption.
Based on the biblical blueprint that we are all descendants of one man and one woman—Adam and Eve—it would seem reasonable to conclude that the genetic information in all humans today ultimately came from Adam and Eve. The problem is that, due to the Fall, our bodies don’t always do a perfect job replicating our genetic information.
Some think acorn worms, virtually unchanged since the Cambrian explosion, represent an evolutionary link between invertebrates and humans.
Interestingly, BioLogos is probably the only evolutionary group that puts such a high level of focus on this hypothesis as key evidence for evolution.PDF Download
Past evolutionary research in comparative DNA analysis between chimps and humans has employed a great deal of preferential and selective data analysis.PDF Download
Some assert that humans and chimpanzees are only 1 to 2% different, but careful re-tallying suggests there is a gigantic genetic gap between the two species.
With mice and men, practice makes perfect, but a mouse with a man’s FOXp2 gene achieves perfection faster.
When evidence is interpreted in a particular worldview, it can sound very convincing that the evidence supports that worldview.
DNA similarity could easily be explained as a result of a common Creator.
A major argument supposedly supporting human evolution from a common ancestor with chimpanzees is the “chromosome 2 fusion model.”PDF Download
The Human Genome Project, supposedly disproved the possibility of all humans being descended from one man and woman. But what does the science really show?
To provide a global set of analyses, large-scale comparative DNA sequence alignments between the chimpanzee and human genomes were performed with the BLASTN algorithm.PDF Download
The author believes that his use of the Y-chromosome comparison example was misinterpreted and desires to clarify.PDF Download
Turtles in search of their long lost ancestor discover genes trump holes in the head.
When evaluating comparisons between genomes using DNA sequence, it is important to understand the nature of how that sequence was obtained and bioinformatically manipulated before drawing conclusions.PDF Download
No one, not even evolutionists, disputes that humans have crossed a threshold that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom—even chimpanzees, our “close evolutionary relatives.” But according to new research, it’s actually the genes we don’t have that sets us apart.
Evolutionists often emphasize our genetic similarity to chimpanzees, but our genetic connections don’t end there.
According to American Demographics, 113 million Americans have begun to trace their roots.
We’ve all heard that humans and chimps share up to 98% of their DNA. But new studies are accentuating the differences between humans and chimps.
It seems that if a protein performs a certain function in one organism, then that same protein should perform the same function in a variety of organisms.
Although the news has received relatively little attention, scientists publishing in the journal Genetics last week have showed that “[m]any more genes separate humans from chimpanzees than scientists believed.”
His name notwithstanding, the current legal case for the personhood of Mr. Matthew Hiasl Pan (a chimp) is in jeopardy, reports the Associated Press from Vienna, Austria.
The inadequacy of similar “genetic potential” in explaining organisms’ similarity is perhaps most notable in comparisons of chimps and humans.
Sponge nerve system genes correlate with human nervous system genes by 25%.
The news has been buzzing lately about two recent papers that are reporting the sequencing of up to one million bases of the Neanderthal genome.
While there is much similarity in DNA sequences and gene expression among them, there are also important differences. In the case examined, as in other cases, the differences make the difference.
In the current controversies about teaching about the origin of life in public schools, there is a general misunderstanding of the differences between “origin science” and “operation science."
Last week, in a special issue of Nature devoted to chimpanzees, researchers report the initial sequence of the chimpanzee genome.
It is conventionally held that humans and chimps differ only very slightly in their DNA. However, new evidence suggests that the difference might be much more drastic.
'Do you realise our DNA is 98.5% identical?’ These are the words in an advertisement for the first-class stamp in a new series called ‘The secret of life,’ released by Royal Mail (UK).
A new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the common value of >98% similarity of DNA between chimp and humans is incorrect.
The claim that pseudogenes and their respective variations are shared between primates in a nested hierarchy, and can only be explained through common evolutionary descent, is found wanting.