Another interesting human evolution-related paper


An interesting paper by a group of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology has appeared in the latest edition of the journal Science. The researchers have taken an interesting approach to investigating the differences between humans and chimps - they have used a relatively new genetic tool known as microarray analysis to examine the differences in gene expression between the chimps and humans. Their results are interesting for two different reasons. First, it is always interesting to learn more about the differences that separate us from our nearest relatives. Second, this paper has actually used the human-chimp relationship as a model system to investigate some basic evolutionary questions.

Read more (at The Questionable Authority).


I wonder what the chances are of getting a critique with specificity out of the IDers on a paper such as this? After all, if the underlying assumptions are wrong there must be obvious evidence in the way they treat their data…

That’s one of the most frustrating things about ID. Not only does it have nothing to say about real science, it’s almost impossible to imagine how it could. Yet it puffs itself up to be real science’s greatest foe, like a toddler saving the world by playing with action figures.


Sorry for being slightly off topic, but I wanted to share a comic with you all. I figured you’d appreciate this one. ;)

Intelligent Design is retarded…

Keep up the great work y’all!

I will guess that an ID’er would express disappointment that the two genentic codes are not more alike. After all then it would become clear that the very evident differences between man and chimp must be due to the finger of the designer touching the fetus in utero.

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