Human genome project disproves evolution
Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA by Daniel J. FairbanksSince the publication in 1859 of Darwin’s Origin of Species, debate over the theory of evolution has been continuous and often impassioned. In recent years, opponents of Darwin’s dangerous idea have mounted history’s most sophisticated and generously funded attack, claiming that evolution is a theory in crisis. Ironically, these claims are being made at a time when the explosion of information from genome projects has revealed the most compelling and overwhelming evidence of evolution ever discovered. Much of the latest evidence of human evolution comes not from our genes, but from so-called junk DNA, leftover relics of our evolutionary history that make up the vast majority of our DNA.
Relics of Eden explores this powerful DNA-based evidence of human evolution. The relics are the millions of functionally useless but scientifically informative remnants of our evolutionary ancestry trapped in the DNA of every person on the planet. For example, the analysis of the chimpanzee and Rhesus monkey genomes shows indisputable evidence of the human evolutionary relationship with other primates. Over 95 percent of our genome is identical with that of chimpanzees and we also have a good deal in common with other animal species.
Author Daniel J. Fairbanks also discusses what DNA analysis reveals about where humans originated. The diversity of DNA sequences repeatedly confirms the archeological evidence that humans originated in sub-Saharan Africa (the Eden of the title) and from there migrated through the Middle East and Asia to Europe, Australia, and the Americas. In conclusion, Fairbanks confronts the supposed dichotomy between evolution and religion, arguing that both science and religion are complementary ways to seek truth. He appeals to the vast majority of Americans who hold religious convictions not to be fooled by the pseudoscience of Creationists and Intelligent Design advocates and to abandon the false dichotomy between religion and real science.
This concise, very readable presentation of recent genetic research is completely accessible to the nonspecialist and makes for enlightening and fascinating reading.
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What would Darwin have made of the Human Genome Project?
Y ou are the current owner of one of the great wonders of the natural world: a large genome, copied almost perfectly from your parents to you, without which you would not be here. And when I say large, I mean large - 3,,, large to be more accurate. This, give or take a bit, is the size of your genome measured in the number of nucleotides, the Lego-like building blocks of DNA. Buried somewhere in this DNA are genes that code for proteins, about 25, of them, spread out over your 23 chromosomes. Darwin knew nothing of genes, let alone genomes. He knew that children resemble their parents, but other than this his understanding of genetics was, shall we say, limited. What then would he have made of the Human Genome Project?
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