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04-03-2014, 07:32 PM
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I want to debunk creationist claims on human and chimp DNA similarities but the problem is, I need someone to help me with understanding the subject.Gasp I just can't understand it yet. So can someone please help me understand. If you can help thank you.

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04-03-2014, 07:40 PM
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Knowing what the claims are would probably help

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04-03-2014, 07:45 PM
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(04-03-2014 07:40 PM)rampant.a.i. Wrote:  Knowing what the claims are would probably help

http://evolutiondismantled.com/chromosome2

http://www.icr.org/article/human-chimp-s...-ancestry/

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/tj/v17/n1/dna

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04-03-2014, 09:34 PM (This post was last modified: 05-03-2014 12:38 PM by ghostexorcist.)
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Genetics has never been a strong suit of mine. Chimp behavior is more my area of expertise. The best advice I can give is read what the scientists have written. This will allow you to see through the noise that creationists produce to try and drown out the evidence. For instance, see the following.

* http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v43...03466.html
* http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Ado...ne.0000085

Most estimates round the number up to 99% DNA similarity. The second paper listed above downgrades this to 94% since it takes more factors into account. A 6% difference is still not that big. Creationists who know about this research like to focus on the increase from 1.5% - 6%. This is because they can't explain away the 94% similarity without invoking the flawed "common designer" argument.

Most people viewing the obvious phenotypic differences between humans and chimps fail to look at them as being differences in degree and not kind. We have the same brain, ours just has more storage; we have the same hair, ours is just less coarse; and our skeleton is just a taller, neotonized version of theirs. Then there is the gestural communication, tool use, and cultural transmission.
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05-03-2014, 04:50 AM
RE: I NEED HELP
(04-03-2014 09:34 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Genetics has never been a strong suit of mine. Chimp behavior is more my area of expertise. The best advice I can give is read what the scientists have written. This will allow you to see through the noise that creationists produce to try and drown out the evidence. For instance, see the following.

* http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v43...03466.html
* http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Ado...ne.0000085

Most estimates round the number up to 99% DNA similarity. The second paper listed above downgrades this to 94% since it takes more factors into account. A 6% difference is still not that big. Creationists who know about this research like to focus on the increase from 1.5% - 6%. This is because they can't explain away the 94% similarity without invoking the flawed "common designer" argument.

Most people viewing the obvious phenotypic differences between humans and chimps fail to look at them as being differences in degree and not kind. We have the same brain, ours just has more storage; we have the same hair, ours is just less course; and our skeleton is just a taller, neotonized version of theirs. Then there is the gestural communication, tool use, and cultural transmission.

Thanks ghost I knew you would come through

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