Of Mice and Men; DNA Sequences Compared

Of Mice and Men, and Bananas

Comparison of Human DNA Homology with that of Mice and Bananas Helps Put the Over Reported Human/Chimpanzee Similarity into Perspective and Shows How Selective Use of Evidence by Evolutionists can Mislead the Public.

According to a Nature article; “The 2.5-Gb mouse genome sequence reported on page 520, from the C57BL/6J strain, reveals about 30,000 genes, with 99% having direct counterparts in humans…. Humans appear to have about the same number of genes, with similar sequence, and we both like cheese.” [the mouse genome,Nature 420, 509 (5 December 2002) | doi:10.1038/Human biology by proxy,Chris Gunter & Ritu Dhand]

Again; “Roughly 99 percent of mouse genes have a functional equivalent in the human genome. 5 percent of both mouse and human DNA has remained largely unchanged — more than scientists expected.”  (Source: National Human Genome Research Institute)(pg. A40)

Another source says, Cats have 90% of homologous genes with humans, 82% with dogs, 80% with cows, 79% with chimpanzees, 69% with rats and 67% with mice.  http://genome.cshlp.org/content/17/11/1675.full#T1 [see table 1]

And not to leave the lowly banana out; When we think of a banana and a person, it’s easy to assume that their DNA molecules might be different. In fact, the actual structure of the DNA molecule and how it codes for proteins is the same from bacteria to yeast to plants and animals.” [Ask a Geneticist by Flo Pauli, Stanford University] ; http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/ugenetics/ask.php?id=83

and, “Even the DNA of plants is similar to that of humans. We share 60% of our DNA with a banana.http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/stories/defiant_modernism/01.ST.02/?scene=6&tv=true

Furthermore it has been recently stated;

“For about 23% of our genome, we share no immediate genetic ancestry
with our closest living relative, the chimpanzee” (Ebersberger, et al., 2007). They also state:

…in two-thirds of the cases a genealogy results in which humans and chimpanzees are
not each other’s closest genetic relatives. The corresponding genealogies are incongruent
with the species tree. In accordance with the experimental evidences, this implies that
there is no such thing as a unique evolutionary history of the human genome. Rather, it
resembles a patchwork of individual regions following their own genealogy…”Ebersberger, I., et al. (2007). Mapping human genetic ancestry. Molec. Biol. Evol. 24:2266-2276.

“~40% of the alignments provide no clear support for a single branching pattern”


“6 million years of separation, the difference in MSY gene content in chimpanzee and
human is more comparable to the difference in autosomal gene content in chicken and
human, at 310 million years of separation” Hughes, J.F., et al. (2010). Chimpanzee and human Y chromosomes are remarkably divergent in structure and gene content. Nature 463:536-539

Not looking so good for Charlie Darwin’s atheistic world view.

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