prader (prader) wrote in talk_politics,

Dr. Ken Miller offers compelling evidence regarding evolution

A friend of mine posted this fascinating video awhile back regarding a recent (at least to me) discovery about the human genome.

One of the things Dr. Miller says is that creationists and intelligent design advocates simply have nothing to say about this so I was curious to see what, if anything, creationists and intelligent design advocates in this community might have to say about it.

Plus, I just really wanted to share this news with anyone who might be interested in the topic but wasn't aware. Hopefully that's not in violation of the rules, if so, feel free to take it down.

As for myself, I'm not sure exactly what to make of this. It would certainly appear to be evidence for common ancestry, but then again- if I'm not mistaken, we share something like 95% of our DNA with flies (which I'm not at all even remotely convinced we share ancestry with.)

It raises more questions to me than anything else. Among them:

-What happened that caused the fusion in the first place and what would the event have looked like to an observer? Would a common ancestor have given birth to a human, a Chimpanzee, and so forth? Or would a common ancestor have had the fusion sometime after birth, becoming Human, or Chimp, or...

- Is it possible the fusion was done deliberately? Or does it even necessarily indicate deception on "God's" part to say "that's how we were created."

- How did enough Humans, Chimps, and so forth "evolve" at the same time to continue the species?

At any rate, I applaud this discovery (even though it raises still more questions) for bringing us closer to the answers to questions I've been wondering about for awhile now. Even if it challenges some previously held personal beliefs on my part.
Tags: evolution, science
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